Assessment & Reporting
Communication at Amnuay Silpa is essential and we pride ourselves on adopting a variety of methods. General communication is made between the teachers and parents through email, an instant means of communication.
In Foundation & Primary Phases
Each subject in the school has an updated Assessment grid, identifying criteria and skills development expected at specific levels and year groups. No standardised testing is used; assessment undertaken in both Foundation and Primary Phases is ‘teacher assessment’. The teachers in each class of the year group frequently meet to discuss children’s developments and provide each other with feedback on marking and pupil progress.
Assessment data is recorded and tracked internally and is made available for the following year to the new teacher, so progress is continuous.
Nursery and Reception classes start at 7:55am. Between 7:20am to 7:50am every day, parents have the freedom to meet with their child’s teachers to discuss any developments. This drop-in period needs no appointment, so parents can utilise this as and when they feel necessary. Also, parents receive an e-portfolio, Tapestry, of their child’s development and progress. They can also upload images and progress they have noted from home.
All year groups lead Termly parent meetings. Term 1 parent meeting has been successful as both workshop, ‘learn with your pupil’ and informal discussion with the teachers. Here the parents undertake two forty-minute tasks, one in English and one in Thai with their child to experience the structure of a lesson and the Synchronised Dual Teaching Model we adopt. In Term 2, the parent meeting is a 10-15 minutes one-to-one discussion with the homeroom teachers.
Parents are provided with Termly reports, highlighting progress their child has made in all subjects they undertake. Thai subjects are given GPAs, UK subjects are given Performance Indicators and Effort ratings.
Assessment in the Secondary Phase is:
- an integral part of the learning process, encouraging our students to learn from their mistakes and to have a sense of pride in their work;
- is based on a variety of evidence and, where appropriate, gathered from a range of contexts;
- able to encourage a dialogue between teacher and student, both oral and written;
- able to highlight strengths and weaknesses with a greater emphasis on positive achievement and aid motivation, as well as giving students an idea of their level of achievement;
- Based on the basic principle of two stars and a wish;
- designed to encourage students to aim for higher standards and to plan the next stages of learning.
Reporting in the Secondary Phase:
Parent consultations are organised twice a year within the Secondary Phase. In addition two formal written reports are produced each academic year, for every student. Parents are encouraged to come and discuss any concerns they may have regarding their child’s progress by making an appointment with the teacher, Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher, as appropriate.