The Tutor System & Monitoring Student Progress.
All students in The Polesworth School have a personal tutor who is responsible for the pastoral care and well-being of their students and who has an overview of each student’s academic progress. Tutorial takes place once a day for 20 minutes from 10.30 – 10.50am and attendance at tutor time is compulsory for all Sixth Form students. The tutors’ role is to support their students in all aspects of school life.
The progress of all our students is monitored carefully and regularly both by individual subject teachers and by tutors who keep an eye on academic performance across all subject areas and on the general well-being of students in their Tutor Groups.
You will be encouraged to discuss any matters of concern with your teachers, tutor, Head of Sixth Form or the Key Stage 5 Student Support Managers, and similarly we invite parents to contact us if they are at all worried about progress.
Individual Student Progress Data
Students and parents can access student progress data, target grades and report comments online via the ‘My Child’ part of The Polesworth School’s website which also allows students and parents book Parents’ Evening appointments. Secure access to ‘My Child’ is provided once students have registered in the Sixth Form and you can create your own personal account. External examination details and timetables will also be available to parents and students.
Throughout the school year teachers record and update the progress data for every student and this data is generated into a report approximately every 6 weeks. Therefore both students and parents are kept up to date regarding progress and any concerns can be identified and actioned very quickly.
Parents’ Consultation Evenings
We warmly welcome both parents and students into school to meet with individual subject teachers to discuss progress. There are seven Parents’ Consultation Evenings per academic year, approximately every 6 weeks, which are open to parents and students from all year groups. These evenings take place from 4.00 – 7.00pm and appointments are made online via ‘My Child’. The booking ‘window’ usually opens 2 weeks before the consultation evening and you can make up to five 10 minute appointments on each evening.