Throughout their time at QHS, pupils will be regularly assessed and their progress carefully monitored.
Pupils experience a range of assessments both formal and informal. Internal assessments are used to inform teaching and learning and ensure that our pupils have understood both skills and concepts before proceeding to the next level of learning. Formal assessments measure children’s progress against the cohort both local and national to enable us to gauge the child’s potential for future schooling.
A variety of testing is used, including CATs (Cognitive Ability) testing throughout the children’s time at QHS. These are used to give us baseline information on each child and then information on progress as they move on through the school. We monitor every child as an individual through a bespoke progress tracking vehicle which enables us to track every child’s performance, ensuring they are meeting their potential and working as effectively as they are able to. The information collated assists us in keeping parents and pupils informed to monitor the effectiveness of our own teaching.
In the Prep department, the pupils sit internal assessments in English and Maths at the end of each term and the results are given in each child’s end of term report, along with individually set targets.
Parents enjoy a number of consultation evenings throughout the year which enable them to discuss their children with the Form Teacher and the subject specialist. In addition, parents can access the various staff at any time, both informally after school or through a formal appointment.
Parents are issued with reports three times a year, a brief target report in the Autumn and Spring Terms and a full subject report at the end of the SummerTerm.