Assessment and Reporting
As pupils progress through school, teachers use a range of assessment strategies, including standardised testing in P7 and S3. Pupils are also involved in assessing their own progress and developing their next steps.
We recognise that all pupils do not develop and progress at the same rate and, therefore, we use both group and individual methods to ensure that all pupils are given appropriate instruction and the opportunity to succeed. Please contact the school as soon as possible if you have any concerns about your child's progress.
Parents have the opportunity to find out about their child's learning through a range of means:
- Parent Information Evenings
- Ongoing discussion with teachers and managers
- Open evenings/meet the teacher events
At Braes High School three times over the academic year in S1-S3, pupils receive a tracking report which gives a snapshot of their progress, effort, behaviour and homework in each subject. In S4-S6 pupils receive two tracking reports and two parent consultation evenings.
These Tracking Reports are sent home to parents and they have an opportunity to comment on these. In addition, of course, parents are welcome to contact the school at any time to ask for information or for an appointment to consult with the Pastoral Head or Pupil Support/Key Teacher (if relevant).