Student Target Setting
All pupils have two targets for each subject they study. The first is the MEG, the minimum expected grade, the second is the ATG, or achieveable target grade. These grades are based on national data and using this we are able to predict, based on Key Stage Two data, what students should achieve at the end of Key Stage 4. We set targets to give pupils focus and to enable both teacher and pupil to monitor how they are progressing. These targets are for the end of the year and will go up as they move through school. These targets are designed to be challenging but we want all of our students to meet or exceed what is expected of them.
In all years your child will have GCSE target grades, both minimum and achievable which range from a d (working towards GCSE) to a grade 9.
We will give you at least two progress reports a year to show how your child is getting on and you will also be able to see these on the Parent App. Any information you receive about your child’s progress will show a target for the school year, their current grade and progress towards it for every term.
Try to bear in mind that your child will make progress across the course of a school year and the current grades collected at the start of an academic year may be lower than the target. They may make progress more quickly in some subjects, but take longer to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to make the same progress in other subjects. Your child’s teacher will let you know if there is cause for concern and the effort score reported alongside the current grade will tell you if we think your child is working hard enough.
If you have any concerns about your child’s targets, or are confused by them, please contact their Head of Year in the first instance. If you are concerned about your child’s progress in a particular subject then contact their teacher.