At Bracken Leas we strive to keep parents and carers updated of your child’s progress across the year.
There are Parents Evenings, Reports and formal assessments across the year for each year group. If you have any questions or concerns about how your child is progressing you should make arrangements to discuss it with their class teacher in the first instance. This is usually best done after school where possible.
At Bracken Leas we provide reports to parents at two key points across the academic year for children in KS1 and KS2. The Mid Year Report is usually sent out just before Parents Evening in March with the End of Year Report being circulated in July.
At our school we hold parents evenings at two key points across the academic year. The first is held towards the end of Term 1, late October. The second is held at the end of term 4, usually towards the end of March. During Parents Evening you will have the opportunity to spend 10 minutes with your child’s class teacher. Most parents find that this is enough time. However, on occasion a more in depth discussion may be needed and separate arrangements should be made outside of Parents Evening for this.
Assessments and SATs
Assessment arrangements have changed this year in line with the revised National Curriculum. As a result of this the old system of levels has been replaced with a new system consisting of Mastery Statements for Maths, Reading and English. Essentially, this means that children are expected to master a certain number of disciplines within each core subject over the academic year. The system is very new and is continuing to evolve. Ours half Year and Full Year Reports to parents will reflect these changes.
SAT’s arrangements are also changing, although children will continue to be assessed towards the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6). The number and nature of these tests is currently under review by the government and we would hope to have more details towards the end of the autumn term.
How do we deal with Bullying?
We take the issue of bullying very seriously at Bracken Leas. We have a specific policy to deal with bullying behaviours. This policy highlights the definition of bullying as Several Times On Purpose and we ensure the children understand to Start Telling Other People if they are worried about the behaviour of others towards them. Any incidents are thoroughly investigated and the parents of all concerned are always contacted.
If you feel your child is being bullied, is reluctant to come to school or is in any way behaving in a manner to cause concern CONTACT HIS/HER TEACHER IMMEDIATELY. If you are still unhappy then please ask to speak to a member of the senior management team.