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Year 7 Baseline Assessment Report

Published on 25th January 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

Firstly, I would like to wish all our Year 7 students and parents a Happy New Year.

Secondly, I would like to invite all parents of Year 7 students to an important event on Wednesday 1 February, 2017 at 6.30pm in the school hall.

The Fernwood school has been busy developing a new Key Stage 3 assessment strategy.  Many parents will be aware of the following:

  • The practice of using National Curriculum Levels to assess attainment and measure progress has been terminated by the government
  • In the absence of a national assessment system all secondary schools have been grappling with developing their own systems
  • The Fernwood School has learned from the best practice elsewhere and is developing its own assessment policy and practice
  • A key component of the Fernwood strategy is to complete a thorough baseline assessment of each Year 7 student by the end of the autumn term.

We are now ready to share with you your son/daughter’s results.  We have compiled a new report called Baseline Assessment Report which will be made available on the evening of 1 February.

Parents are invited to attend a presentation by myself to:

  • Outline our new assessment policy and practice
  • Explain how the baseline assessment works and how to interpret the report
  • Receive your son/daughter’s report.

There will be senior staff in attendance to offer guidance and answer questions.

You may also be interested in joining a new parent working group to give feedback and constructive support in this important area of development.  Parents can register their interest in participating in the group at the above event.

I look forward to meeting you all on the 1 February 2017.

Yours sincerely


Mr D Rowe
Senior Deputy Head Teacher

Year 7 Baseline Assessment Report


Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
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