We are committed to ensuring that every child joining Amersham School receives a first class learning experience, which begins in Year 6 with our excellent transition programme.
We work in close partnership with our local primary schools to support students, and their families, in making the move to secondary school.
Our successful Academic Mentoring Programme ensures all students are supported throughout their time with us and are able to voice any concerns with their personal mentor. Within our friendly and welcoming learning environment, students across all year groups are encouraged to work together to support one another, act as role models and become confident leaders.
Amersham School offers a flexible and accelerated curriculum designed to engage and motivate students to be the best that they possibly can be.
We are proud of our curriculum, which embeds essential skills alongside subject specific knowledge to enable our students to be confident and successful lifelong learners. Our longer lessons are interesting and engaging and seek to deepen students understanding through an array of 'chunked' activities.
Assessment is personalised and central to our curriculum, supporting our learning and teaching. Students need to know where they are in their learning, what the next steps are and how best to take them. An effective partnership between students, teachers and parents is essential. Personalised "Must Achieve Grades" (MAG) are set, in addition to aspirational targets for every student.
There are many occasions throughout the year where progress is monitored and reported on:
- Academic Performance Checks, carried out by subject staff four times a year, inform on where each student is currently in their learning. This is shared with students and recorded in their planners.
- Academic Reviews take place during mentoring meetings, when a report on progress towards Minimum Expected Grades can be discussed with the form tutor and targets set to address any barriers to learning.
- A Parent-Teacher Consultation Evening where progress can be discussed with subject staff.