Dynamic Progress Report (DPR) is our assessment and home learning system. This is the system your child’s teachers use to assess their progress. Assessment For All days (AFA’s) occur three times a year and are also used to assess progress.
You can access DPR at the link below:
Assessing your child’s progress
Your child will be given a pathway A, B, C or D according to their Key Stage 2 reading and maths score. They will also be assessed against subject objectives. They will be graded with E, D, S or M for different pieces of work in their subjects.
|E||EMERGING: This means your child has not yet shown understanding of the learning objective|
|D||DEVELOPING: This means your child has shown some understanding of the learning objective|
|S||SECURED: This means your child has shown good understanding of the learning objective, but they need to practise more to secure their understanding|
|M||MASTERED: This means your child has shown excellent understanding of the learning objective|
You can click on the subject cards to see how your child is doing against their objectives. Where objectives are on red they have not yet been assessed.
DPR is also used to set and record home learning. Click the notification bell to see what home learning is due.
All parents receive login details for the My Child At School website: www.mychildatschool.com. The website contains a lot of useful information, including your child’s timetable and classes, interim grades and school reports (paper copies of school reports are not issued), details about your child’s behaviour, exam timetables/results (if applicable) and also attendance data for your child.
To download the My Child At School app, go to the App store or Google Play. You can also log in on your computer by going to: https://www.mychildatschool.com/MCAS/MCSParentLogin
If you are having problems signing in, you should use either the invitation code or password you received by text and go through the My Child At School website, NOT the app.
If you have an invitation code you need to redeem this code on the login page of the website NOT the app. Please note that the ID number for the school is: 11693
You will need an email address to register and will be asked to create a password that is 8 characters long, including both capital and lowercase letters, a symbol and number.
Watch the MyChildAtSchool instructional video or download the user guides below:
My Child at School Parent Guide
View and download (pdf)
My Child at School Parent App Quick Guide
View and download (pdf)
All Years Home Learning Schedule
View and download (pdf)
In Year 7 we recommend that your child spends the following time on their home learning:
English: 60 minutes
Maths: 60 minutes
Science: 30 minutes
French/Spanish: 30 minutes
Geography and History: 30 minutes each (this may be set as one 60 minute homework every two weeks).
Computing: 30 minutes (this may be set as one 60 minute homework every two weeks).
Pathways (create, DT): 30 minutes for each Pathway (Create, DT)
Reading: Please encourage your child to read for a minimum of 20 minutes a day and sign the Reading Log in the back of their planners.
Advice on setting up Home Learning Routines
Tasks are easiest to accomplish when tied to specific routines. By establishing daily routines for Home Learning completion, you will not only make Home Learning go more smoothly, but you will also be fostering a sense of order students can apply to later life, including college and work.
Step 1. Find a location in the home where Home Learning will be done. The right location will depend on students and the culture of your family. Some children do best at a desk in their bedroom. It is a quiet location, away from family noise. Other children become too distracted by the things they keep in their bedroom and do better at a place removed from those distractions, like living room or kitchen area. Some children need to work by themselves. Others need to have parents nearby to help keep them on task and to answer questions when problems arise. Ask students where the best place is to work. Alternatively you can complete Home Learning at a public library or at school where there are spaces and facilities before and after school.
Step 2. Establish a Home Learning time. Students should get in the habit of doing Home Learning at the same time every day. The time may vary depending on the individual child. Some children need a break right after school to get some exercise and have a snack. Others need to start Home Learning while they are still in a school mode (i.e: right after school when there is still some momentum left from getting through the day). In general, it may be best to get Home Learning done either before dinner or as early in the evening as possible. The later it gets, the more tired the child becomes and the more slowly the Home Learning gets done.
Step 3. Establish a daily Home Learning schedule. The Home Learning session should begin with you sitting down with students and drawing up a Home Learning schedule. You should review the set Home Learning to make sure students understands them and has all the necessary log-ins and sheets. Ask students to estimate how long it will take to complete each assignment. Then ask when each assignment will get started. If students need help with any assignment, then this should be determined at the beginning so that the start times can take into account parent availability.
Step 4 Seek advice if you need it; not all students feel motivated to complete Home Learning and complete it well; you can contact the form tutor for more Home Learning advice and look on the following sites for forums and general tips and hints:
Please also check the Extended Schools Timetable for clubs and events which support Home Learning.