Louth Academy students are regularly assessed to ensure their progress is monitored. Individual guidance and support is given to ensure students are kept on track to achieve their full potential. Formative assessment plays a key role in monitoring learning and providing ongoing feedback that is used improve students’ progress. Bi-annual summative assessments take place to allow staff to closely monitor progress of all learners.
The Academy believes that effective target setting significantly raises the attainment of students. Students at Louth are set targets that are challenging yet realistic and attainable. These are discussed with students and revised regularly.
As part of our drive to equip all learners for success, students at key stage 4 are also set aspirational targets. Aspirational targets are set by teaching staff to showcase the very best outcomes that students can achieve. These targets may exceed generated targets and reflect high standards of performance by students in individual subject areas.
Regular communication is maintained with parents who receive an annual written report on progress. In addition, the Academy issues an assessment report that shows baseline information and current progress scores for students following each summative assessment (two per year). Parents' evenings provide an opportunity for staff and parents to discuss concerns and to highlight student achievements.