Weekly Notes are designed to ensure that the whole community surrounding each student is kept aware of their attitude to learning and progress at school. Parents will be made aware in ‘real-time’ of how their young people are working in their classes. The subject teacher, Dean, and Pastoral Care staff will be able to track and support those students who need it early, to improve learning outcomes.
Weekly Notes also support students in their personal goal setting and monitoring of how things are progressing. Each student is asked to be conscious of the two key competencies of ‘managing self’ and ‘relating to others.’
By using Weekly Notes we hope to encourage:
- subject teachers to think about individual students regularly
- us to hold discussions about effort with individual students
- students who are making good progress to feel acknowledged
- a proactive and early approach to supporting students who need extra help
As a general guide, a Weekly Note of 2.5 is regarded as satisfactory.
1 = Rarely – negative mindset, disruptive, consistently late, disorganised, unprepared, uncooperative
2 = Sometimes – inconsistent, late, unmotivated, erratic, often unprepared
3 = Mostly – generally on time, makes ordinary effort, meets basic requirements
4 = Always – punctual, enthusiastic, participates willingly, positive, prepared, organised, cooperative
Students who are maximising their learning opportunities should be scoring in the 3-4 range consistently
Weekly Notes will be emailed out to parents, caregivers, and students on a Friday.