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PART I. BRENTWOODACADEMIC PROCEDURES POLICY


1.Introduction

    The Purpose of the Academic Procedurespolicy is to translate our mission statement and beliefs into student outcomes.This procedure provides the guidelines for the conduct of academic actives andfor the standardization of teaching and learning across the various departmentsin our school. The curriculum is thus translated into action and measurableoutcomes.


2. RelevantDefinitions

I. Curriculum

All the planned learningopportunities offered by the organization to learners, and the experiencelearners encounter when the curriculum is implemented.

            II.Syllabus

            A statement of topics to be studiedin the course.

III. Assessment

            The process of gathering informationthat reflects levels of student achievement.

IV. Evaluation

The process of judging achievements(results of assessments) to see if they match desired standards.

V. Grading

The Process  of transforming assessment information into asymbol that communication the results of an evaluation.

 

3.Procedures

    Every teacher isProvided with the following:


A.     Curriculum document for a specific subject

1.      YearPlanning document (as 4  term plans)

2.      Weeklylesson Preparation Sheets

3.      ClassRegister

4.      Appropriate textbooks with correspondingteacher support material.

5.      ReportCard or  Team mark Sheet (Term 1 and Term2 Team 3 Team 4)

6.      Class Record

 

B.   Curriculum,Syllabus and Lesson planning Flowchart

C.Monitoring and Maintaining Standards


With the purpose of monitoring curriculum standards and consistency across grades the following will take place:

 

Standardized quizzes will be written, by each grade, once per Term one

examination is written each term.


One examination is written each Term.

            

Year Plans are Submitted to the Vice Principal each Term, Prior to the

 beginning of the term.                                                               


When doing preparation, teachers mark off the date of work completed on the

year plan.


Weekly Preparation sheets or Lesson Plans  are submitted to the principal every 

Friday  by 2.30pm

       

Teachers mark students work on a regular basis.

          

             Principal will randomly call for sets students copy books and workbooks to be

 submitted for perusal and comment.

       

Completed quiz and Examination script ( Compilation ) are stamped by the

Vice Principal

       

            Records of marks are kept, and periodically analyzed the teachers and the

            administration.


            International standardization tests may be written.

 

    PART 2: WHOLE SCHOOL ASSESSMENT POLICY


    1.Introduction

                It is important that our whole school Assessment policy be consistent with the aims of our school. To that end our policy should help us ensure that we,within our excellent learning environment, should use assessment to ensure student achievement and success. Concomitantly we must, while assessing value the best efforts of our students.

                It is of overriding importance that assessment at Brentwood  should motivate, encourage and enable our students achieve to the best of their ability, whilst simultaneously providing an indication of outcomes achieved by the student. It is also important that parents have Knowledge and evidence of student assessment.

 

    2. Why are we assessing?

        Assessment of a variety of kinds takes Place in every lesson, everyday. For Brentwood  our assessment objectives are as follows:

·         To Provide feedback to students

·         To increase student motivation

·         To identify learning strengths and weaknesses

·         To show progress(added value)

·         To assist evaluation of teaching methods and materials

·         To provide information to the school and parents

·         To enable students to make a value judgment of their own work

·         To assist moderation of standards across classes

·         To provide data on standardized test achievement


    3. Purpose of Brentwood  School Assessment Policy

       All Subjects, particularly in High School, have an assessment scheme tailored to the requirements of their subjects. The purpose of  Brentwood’ whole School Assessment Policy is to provide a common framework, which supports:

·          Professional flexibility

·          Subject flexibility

·          Statutory obligation to the Ministry of Education and youth

·          Feed back to students and parents on student performance in school that is  

  booth consistent and coherent.

·          To this end we adhere to a Term Mark Schedule to provide the following

   outcomes for all subjects .

    

Translating Policy into Action

In translating our policy into effective action, we need to be in agreement on how we give feedback to students and how we report to parents.


Effective feedback to students must be managed:

  1.  In the context of an ongoing dialogue between student and teacher in a positive learning environment.
  2. In sensitive language appropriate to the student.
  3. In a way that allows comments on strength and weakness to be sensitive to motivate performance.

  Effective marking across the school must:

I.                   Be integral to the teaching and learning process

II.                 Be consistent,realistic and valid

III.               Reflect good pedagogic practice (Best Practices)

IV.               Be understood by student, parents and teachers.

V.                 Be manageable by teachers

VI.               Be manageable by teachers

 

    Effective reporting to parents needs to:

I.                   Provide clear communication about the achievement and effort of student.

II.                 Provide consistency across the school to give parents confidence that they 

              have an objective picture of how their child performing.

III.               Be concise, appropriate and legible language,avoiding jargon

IV.               Provide a diagnosis of the student’ strengths and weakness, and give clear

              strategies for improvement.

V.                 Be manageable by teachers.

 

    To this end Brentwood  has a clear Reporting To Parents Policy.