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Pool Academy

Monitoring Achievement

Understanding what our students know and planning to support them in their journey through our curriculum is key to ensuring that we are successful in our mission:

Our students will succeed at university, or a real alternative, thrive in a chosen career and have a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.

Throughout a student's time at Pool Academy, we will regularly monitor and assess their understanding and progress.  Within lessons these may be focused questions to assess understanding or address misconceptions or small, low stakes tests used to gauge recall. Exam style questions and other methods may also be used to assess understanding and application of skills.

There will be points during a school year that we use more formal summative tests and these will typically take place in the assessment week of our learning cycles. These assessments will be the basis of the feedback to students, parents and carers.

In reporting the achievement of our students, we will report the percentage scored in the assessment, the mean average score for the year group or class and the percentage required to be in the top 20%.  

We will give feedback to parents and carers three times during the academic year. Two of these will be data driven, detailing the assessment score with numerical grades also given for effort and behaviour in class as well as the standard of homework produced.  The third report will contain data alongside a teacher’s written comment. 

The dates for the reports are given below:

Data Collection 1 Data Collection 2 Data Collection 3 Full Report

Parents' Evening

Year 7

December 2023 April 2023 June 2023 May 2023

May 2023

Year 8

December 2023 April 2023  June 2023  June 2023 

July 2023 

Year 9

December 2023 April 2023 June 2023 January 2023

January 2023

Year 10

December 2023 April 2023 June 2023 March 2023

March 2023

Year 11

December 2023 April 2023   December 2022

January 2023

Pool Academy is committed to supporting students in achieving their full potential and while we will send reports home, we would also encourage parents and carers to contact us if they wish to know more about how their child is performing outside of these reporting windows.  If this is the case please contact enquiries@ or your child's head of year to discuss any questions you have.

Pool Academy is part of the Athena Learning Trust which is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, Company No 08150106. An exempt charity. Registered Office: Hurdon Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9JR