Weekly Notes System

Weekly Notes are designed to provide feedback to students and parents on the level of effort that has been shown both in class and at home during each week. A report is emailed to parents each week. The grades given range from 1-5, where 1 is poor and 5 is excellent.

The following are indicators for grades available in Weekly Notes.

5. 聽Performance Level - Excellent
路 聽 聽 聽Shows enthusiasm in class, punctual and positive
路 聽 聽 聽Exceptional or consistent effort
路 聽 聽 聽High standard of homework and class work as befits his ability
路 聽 聽 聽Follows Classroom Rules well
路 聽 聽 聽Records and completes homework consistently聽
路 聽 聽 聽Stands out from the class during the week in his effort and application
4. 聽Performance Level - Very Good
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Good involvement in lessons, positive attitude, punctual
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Records and completes homework consistently聽
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Consistently on task and actively contributes to class
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Meets Classroom Rules as outlined by staff
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Positive and engaged
3. 聽Performance Level - Good
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Does the ordinary things with no negative or positive impact in class
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Generally meets Classroom Rules, usually punctual
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Usually records homework聽
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Generally fulfils the basic requirements of homework and class work. Meets required level. (Clarification:聽
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 If homework is set once or twice/ three times a week then the student needs to make a good attempt to complete聽
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 all pieces)
2. 聽Performance Level - Inconsistent/of concern
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Inconsistent in meeting Classroom Rules. 聽Sometimes late
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Homework and/ or class work not up to the standard and not done consistently. (Clarification: If homework is set once
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽or twice/ three times a week and the student either doesn鈥檛 do either piece or completes a poor attempt then he should聽
聽 聽 聽 聽 聽be awarded a grade of 2).
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Poor behaviour that impacts on students learning and those around him. Distracts others.
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Shows little inclination to be involved in class activities
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Unmotivated - does not make the effort required in class
1. 聽Performance Level - Poor
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Consistently not meeting Classroom Rules, often late or absent
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Homework and/ or class work not done or not recorded consistently. (Clarification: No homework set was attempted).
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Behaviour that is disruptive in the class and inhibits the learning of others
路 聽 聽 聽 聽No inclination to be involved in class activities
路 聽 聽 聽 聽Insufficient work completed or submitted

If no grade has been given it is because the teacher has seen the student on insufficient occasions during that week and is therefore unable to comment. Clarification; this grade could also be awarded if the student has been absent at least 2 lessons (from a three lesson a week subject) OR the student has been absent for 3 lessons from a 4 lesson a week subject (Maths, English, Science). Parents should note that this could have resulted from student鈥檚 absence from school / class; staff absence from school / class, or internal school events that result in specific classes not happening that week.

Students should receive their Weekly Note from each teacher, each week. Where a student has been awarded a grade of 1 or 2 the teacher should have given the student a brief verbal explanation of why they got that grade (e.g. you didn鈥檛 complete either piece of homework well enough). Teachers are encouraged to also give students brief verbal feedback if they are close to improving their grade, but haven鈥檛 quite managed it.