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Adjustments to our interim reporting structure

Posted: 13th October 2016 | Category: Headmasters's Blog

I am sure that many of you will have seen my letter in yesterday’s Week Ahead about the adjustments that we have made to our interim reporting structure this half-term. These changes will enable more effective self-assessment and reflection on pupils’ own attitudes to learning, promoting personal development as well as addressing the slow creep of grade inflation, something that I am sure you have noticed in the wider press as each year’s GCSE and A-Level results are announced!
For me, the move towards ensuring that the top grades are truly something to aspire to, whilst still receiving positive feedback, promotes a culture of development and challenge. Referring back to my first blog of the year about Growth mindset, this is something that we will be speaking to the children about in assemblies and form time next week: recognising and tackling challenge with resilience whilst learning from both positive feedback and constructive criticism.
I will also be setting the children a task for the half-term holiday, which I hope will be joyful and restful for all the families at Skippers.

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