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Headteacher: Mrs B Ellers

Steepl e Cl a ydon C om bi ned S chool , Meadowa y, S teepl e Cl aydon, B uck s. MK 18 2PA e ma i l : o f f i c e @ s t e e p l e c l a yd o n . b uc k s . s c h. uk W e b si t e : ht t p : / / l e a r ni ng . s t e e p l e c l a y d o n. b uc k s . s c h . uk Tel: 01296 738132 F a x: 0 1 2 9 6 7 3 8 6 3 5 28.11.11 Dear Pa rents/ Care rs, Following notif icat ion on the schoo l dia ry dates and the website, I wou ld like to remind you of our parent ’s workshop, ‘Understanding Leve ls and P rogress’. Following the succe ss of the maths wo rkshop I hope to see lots of parents attending. As parent even ing approaches it would be helpf ul f or you to understand how we measure p rogre ss and atta inment using levels and Ave rage Point S cores (APS ). The children at Steeple Claydon S chool do well in attain ment and prog ress, wit h our Key Stage one ch ild ren rea ching h igher than national attain ment f or la st 3 years. Ou r children make good prog ress compared to nationa l expectat ions throughout Key Stage 1 and f rom the en d of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2. W e are able to achieve these h igh stan dards by t racking eve ry individua l pupil’s progress using a system called Asse ssing Pupil P rogress (APP). As you will know, eve ry child is given a target and this is d iscu ssed on a one to one basis with the cla ss teache r. The teachers an d I a lso meet regularly to ca rry out Pupil Progress meet ings where we can identif y if a child has not made the prog ress t h e y s h o u l d r e g a r d l e s s o f a b i l i t y . If y o u r c h i l d h a s n o t m a d e e n o u g h p r o g r e s s you will re ceive a lett e r out lin ing what t he school is do ing to in crease p rogre ss, what your child shou ld be doing and wh at you can do at home to help. This triangu lated approach p roves to be very eff ective in improving a ch ild ’s progress. Do come a long on W ednesday evening from 6.30 -7.15 to f ind out mo re about levels and prog ress and ho w you can h elp your child. Child ca re cove r will be provided in the Key S tage 1classroo ms. Regards

Mrs B Elle rs Headteacher


Understanding Levels