The school year is divided into six teaching, learning and assessment cycles to ensure we are able to ensure all our students make excellent progress throughout their time in school. We refer to these as Standardised Assessment Module Processes or STAMPs.
Each cycle comprises of teaching weeks, during which students cover new topics and practise new skills. The penultimate week is an assessment week when all students complete summative assessments in every subject. In the final week, known as the Super Teaching week, teachers provide formative feedback to help students to analyse their strengths and weaknesses in current and previous cycles.
The teaching and pastoral staff will then meet to forensically analyse the performance of each student and their needs for the next STAMP.
In some subjects this will result in re-grouping students and/or creating intervention processes so that students with similar needs are taught together to improve their understanding of specific areas. This can also include putting in pastoral support through THRIVE to help develop social, emotional and mental health issues. It will also include reward trips for students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to their learning, behaviour and progress.
Click on the button below to see the STAMP Schedule for the 2016/17 academic year.