COMPASS

The alternative provision school for Weymouth and Portland.

 

Email: office@compass.dorset.sch.uk

Phone: 01305 206530

Address: 307a Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0QU 

 

School Business Manager: Kerry Taylor

 

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Learner Induction

On Entry

All new learners’ induction programmes will include a range of standardised assessments and in reading and numeracy, a Thrive assessment and a Special Needs Assessment Profile.

 

All new learners will also have subject induction lessons in English, Maths, Science and ICT.

 

Results from these assessments will be analysed and placed into SIMS to allow staff access to them and so they can be used to inform future planning. These results will be used to inform the Individual Education Plans of each learner and to set targets for expected progress.

Record Keeping & Assessment

Regular assessments are made of learners’ work in order to establish the level of attainment and to inform future planning. Learners should be aware of the level of work they are completing and at what levels they are working by the use of feedback, stickers and stamps in the front of each book and after each assessed piece of work. Feedback will be in the form of “two stars and a wish”

Monitoring & Evaluation

Subject Leaders will regularly, at least bi-termly, monitor and moderate learners’ work books. These should also be available for the SLT and middle leaders to sample

 

Subject/Senior Leaders will observe class teachers in their area at twice year as part of our performance management cycle using the Lesson Observation Form

 

Members of the Senior Leadership team will observe Subject Leader’s for whom they have line management responsibility for using the Lesson Observation Form

 

Subject Leaders will monitor learners’ books bi-termly using the Centre’s Work Scrutiny Format and then complete the Departmental Action Plan

 

SLT and middle leaders will carry out a bi-termly work scrutiny using the SLT Work Scrutiny Form

Monitoring & Evaluation

In order to ensure equality of access, and effective matching of tasks to needs, teachers will employ a variety of strategies:

 

Providing opportunities for peer teaching/ collaboration

Discussion and questioning (open and closed as appropriate)

 

Previewing and reviewing work

 

Interactive teaching

Listening

 

Brainstorming

 

Providing opportunities for reflection by learners

Demonstrating high expectations

 

Providing opportunities for repetition / reinforcement

Providing encouragement, positive reinforcement and praise

 

Making judgements and responding to individual need

Intervening, as appropriate, in the learning process in order to encourage development

 

Provide all learners with opportunities for success

 

Use a range of communication strategies, verbal and non-verbal