Assessment and Reporting

How do we communicate with our parents/ carers about our students’ learning?

At Wilmslow High School we want to work with our parents/ carers to support the learning of our students.  We therefore maintain a range of communication regarding student learning.

Expectations Evenings

We use Expectations Evenings to share with our parents and carers the thinking behind our teaching and assessment.

Expectations Evenings can apply both across year groups when focused on effective teaching, learning and retrieval, and within year groups when focused on the teaching and assessment schedule for a particular year group.

During this period of Covid restrictions our Expectations Evenings take the form of videos.

The 2021-22 Expectations Evenings videos on how to support your son/ daughter with their learning can be found at this link.

Smart Learning

We want our parents and carers to understand how effective learning and retrieval occur so that they can best support their children.  For this reason, information on Smart Learning here.

Assessment and Assessment Certificates

Information on how we use assessment at Wilmslow High School can be found at this link.

This includes details of our Assessment Certificates.

All details of assessment for each year group (including exam preparation for Years 11 and 13) can be found at this link.

The dates for Assessments for January to July 2022 are as follows:

Year GroupTerm 2Term 3
Year 7Assessment window: 7th to 31st MarchAssessment week: 13th June
Year 8Assessment window: 14th Feb to 18th MarchAssessment week: 13th June
Year 9Assessment window: 6th Dec to 18th JanuaryAssessment week: 6th June
Year 10Assessment window in December 2021Assessment fortnight: 20th June to 1st July
Year 11Mock 1: 10th JanuaryMock 2: 7th MarchMock 3: 25th April
Year 12Assessment window in December 2021Assessment fortnight: 20th June to 1st July
Year 13

Mock 1

24th January

Mock 2

1st March

Mock 3

19th April

The dates for Assessment Certificates for January to July 2022 are as follows:

Year GroupTerm 2Term 3
Year 7Thursday 28th AprilFriday 15th July
Year 8Thursday 31st MarchFriday 15th July
Year 9Thursday 3rd FebruaryFriday 15th July
Year 10Friday 21st JanuaryFriday 15th July
Year 11Thursday 17th February
Year 12Friday 21st JanuaryFriday 15th July
Year 13Thursday 17th February

Parents’ Evenings

Information on our Parents Evenings can be found at this link.

The dates for Parents’ Evenings for January to July 2022 are as follows:

Year GroupDate
Year 7Thursday 28th April
Year 8Thursday 31st March
Year 9Thursday 3rd February
Year 10Thursday 3rd March
Year 11Thursday 17th February
Year 12Thursday 17th March
Year 13

How will I know if my child is falling behind?

This year we are regularly monitoring the learning routines of our students and building feedback on this into our reporting.  If we are concerned that your child is doing ‘just enough’ or ‘not enough’ in terms of:

  • attention in lessons
  • deliberate practice in classwork of homework

we will let you know so that we can work together to address this.

Who should I contact if I want to find out more?

Minor academic concerns

The first point of contact for minor concerns is your child’s subject teacher for a specific subject concern or their form tutor for a more general minor academic concern.

More serious academic concerns

For more serious subject concerns please contact the relevant Curriculum Team Leader. See our ‘who to contact’ page.

For more serious general academic concerns please contact your child’s Head of House or the Director of Sixth Form.

For the following specific concerns see below:

ConcernStaff contactEmail address
I am concerned about my child’s preparation for Year 11 examsMr MacHughKMacHugh@wilmslowhigh.com
I am concerned about my child’s preparation for Year 13 examsMr WilliamsHWilliams@wilmslowhigh.com
I am concerned about my child’s learning routinesMr MunroTMunro@wilmslowhigh.com
I am concerned about my child’s reading or writing fluencyMs BodenCBoden@wilmslowhigh.com