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Parents

The school encourages parents to involved in their child’s education at Brompton Hall but because of distance / transport issues regular parents meeting are not feasible. Every effort is made to ensure that parents can come to school for their child's interim and annual reviews. Parents are also invited to come to school for the annual Nativity Play and for our summer sports day.

 

"An excellent strength is the combination of caring and nurturing staff, incentives and rewards, and the inclusion and respect for pupils. This combination empowers pupils to overcome their emotional and/or behavioural difficulties." Ofsted February 2017

 

A detailed school report is sent home twice a year, which updates  parents / carers on their child's progress and a termly newsletter details many of the activities going on in school. However, the majority of contact with parents is by phone. Key workers and tutors regularly phone home to update parents on their child' progress and any key school issues. Parents are actively encouraged to regularly phone for updates about their child's progress. Many parents regularly telephone to speak to their sons and speak to staff at the same time.


The school’s governing body has 3 parent governors. Any parent wishing to bring the governing body’s attention to any matter relating to the operation of the school is asked to contact parent governors via the school.

 

Assessing Progress at Brompton Hall School

 All of our students complete cognitive ability tests (CAT4), as part of their induction to Brompton Hall School, this data provides a benchmark and is used very effectively as part of a review of a student’s performance alongside other information including teacher assessment and school management data on aspects such as attendance, additional needs, EAL status, etc. CAT4 provides indicators of attainment for KS2, KS3 and GCSEs which give a starting point for target setting. Consideration of both ability (CAT4) and attainment (SATs), as well as other factors (such as attendance) all play an important part in target setting and progress monitoring.

Teaching staff use a variety of methods to assess each child’s progress in their subject area and feedback on learner progress at key intervals throughout the academic year to parents & carers (via annual reviews, Records of Achievement, 6 monthly Individual Education Plan updates, etc.). All of the information relating to the qualifications and curriculum content currently being delivered at Brompton Hall School can be found on the school website. If you require any further information about your child’s progress in a specific subject area – please contact the subject teacher directly. 

Further information about the upcoming changes to the GCSE grading systems implemented by the Department for Education have been included in the school newsletter and information has also been uploaded to the school website within the Exams & Achievement section