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Assessment and monitoring plays a key part in the success of every student. At the start of key stages 3, 4 and 5 each student is set challenging targets to work towards. Each term, attainment and progress of students is recorded, with all information monitored by staff and reported to parents. At the end of key stage 4 and 5, external exams are taken to measure each student’s attainment.


The review of the progress of every student at the National Church of England Academy is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. It is through this review that we can gauge the current progress of each student. Where progress is below expected levels, we will work with students and their parents/carers to take action to ensure this is improved.

During each academic year, for all students, in every subject we will:

  • set an end of key stage and an end of year target
  • review and report the current progress at least three times a year (to include targets to help
  • provide opportunities to meet staff to discuss student progress. The timings of these meetings vary
  • for each year group, and we will publish the dates at the start of each academic year. These are
    known as AMP (Achieving My Potential) evenings.