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Progress and Achievement

Key Stage 3

  • This Key Stage Leader role takes responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the academic progress of students in Years 7 and 8. Along with monitoring, students are offered support and guidance to help ensure that they reach their target grades across the Key Stage 3 curriculum.
  • In addition, the Key Stage Leader will seek to reward and celebrate the academic and extra-curricular achievements of our talented Key Stage 3 students.
  • If you would like to get in contact with me please do use the email address below.

Mr M Haslem

Key Stage 4

  • The support of our students in terms of their academic progress is clearly of paramount importance within Key Stage 4. Students are expected to handle the competing demands of 11 or more subjects whilst dealing with the many other issues associated with being a teenager.
  • To assist all of our students in achieving their full potential, each term we actively monitor individual progress in all subjects. Should a student fall 2 or more grades below their MEG (Minimum Expected Grade) then some form of intervention will take place, with support coming from both subject teachers and either their Form Tutor, me, or the Assistant Head for Progress and Achievement, depending on the number of subjects involved and the nature of the underlying concern.
  • We recognise the contributions of our students and try to acknowledge this wherever possible. Fortnightly assemblies acknowledge small achievements, whilst termly awards assemblies follow the reports and recognise both effort and attainment. Use is made of the ‘Good Student Habits’ as well as students’ academic attainment to determine which students have worked well or progressed significantly since the previous report.
  • We also recognise the importance of co-operation and support from parents and home and this is often key when problems arise. We request parental support in monitoring your child’s use of Edulink. We also encourage parents to challenge students' progress in subjects where they are 2 or more grades below their MEG by asking them what work they are doing on their targets.
  • If you have any queries or concerns regarding your son or daughter’s progress within Key Stage 4, please contact either your child’s subject teacher or Head of Department (if a specific subject) or myself (if it is cross-curricular) at

Key Stage 5

  • The Blue Coat School Sixth Form provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding in three or four A Level subjects. Alongside subject tutors, students are supported in their academic studies through the school’s pastoral system. The Form Tutor has a pivotal role in ensuring effective communication between all those involved in our sixth form students’ academic progress and personal development, in addition to offering general advice and guidance on a daily basis.
  • The overall academic progress and achievement of our sixth form students is closely monitored by myself, Mrs. Bennett. When students require additional support in several subject areas, intervention strategies are put into place that recognise the individual needs of the student concerned. Academic and extra-curricular achievement is also celebrated through our whole school rewards’system.

Students are expected to take ownership of their learning at Key Stage 5 and develop their skills as responsible, independent learners. Regular reflection is encouraged and students are required to set themselves challenging targets which promote academic progress and personal development. Our overall aim in Key Stage 5 is for all students to leave school with qualifications that reflect their ability and skills that prepare them for either post 18 education or full-time employment

Ms S Barwell