To enable the school to regularly report to parents on students’ progress, the school year at King James’s is divided into four learning cycles. Every student is formally assessed for each subject during each learning cycle and the outcome is reported to parents.
The assessment given for a subject is based on a formal assessment completed during the learning cycle – this could be a particular piece of work, or a test focusing on some of the key areas covered during the learning cycle.
Students are also assessed each Learning Cycle on how consistently they meet the KJS expectations around our values of Ready, Respectful and Engaged. Each subject teacher and form teacher will give a RAG rating indication against each of the three values. Green denotes a student who consistently/always meets our expectations, Amber for a student who often/usually does but could improve in some areas, Red for a student who rarely/only sometimes meets our expectations.
All students will have an opportunity to reflect and review on their Learning Cycle report and set targets and receive appropriate interventions. The expectations can be viewed in the student planners.
Specific questions relating to the learning cycle reports for different year groups are covered in the learning cycle guidance documents that can be downloaded below.
In 2023/24, learning cycle reports will be issued on:
- Learning Cycle 1: Friday 1st December 2023
- Learning Cycle 2: Friday 8th March 2024
- Learning Cycle 3: Friday 7th June 2024