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14/05/21

Tickets for our Year 11 Prom are now available to buy via sQuid. A big thank you to for letting us use their venue. https://t.co/Y4JEfOCui6

14/05/21

Please find our weekly newsletter on our website. https://t.co/TArEHFFa3w

13/05/21

Our new Gardening Club (HHGC) have now planted over 138 pots but have room for more! If you are able to donate seedlings or potatoes we would be very grateful. Bags of compost and a greenhouse would really put smiles on our faces!

11/05/21

Vacancy: Teacher of Science Please see our website for details. Closing date: Friday 28 May 2021 noon. https://t.co/3kWp0fzlcM

11/05/21

It's been a challenging time for many families, especially during the pandemic. If you are a family with a child under the age of five and are finding things difficult then are here to help. https://t.co/t6ptBrTjoF

11/05/21

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! Let’s do all we can to support the people around us and promote the amazing benefits that nature brings for our wellbeing. https://t.co/0D9H1IG4Ho

11/05/21

Did you know that Hampton High has a Junior Volunteer Police Cadet Unit based here at Hampton High? For all of you aged 13 and above, we also have two senior cadet units elsewhere in the Borough. Please see our website for further details. https://t.co/2cFIDp0SK4

11/05/21

Thank you to for inviting our parents and staff to their Wellbeing Wednesday Lecture Series on 19 May. Please find details on how to register a place in our weekly newsletter which goes out on Friday. https://t.co/hmII7nPhKA

07/05/21

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30/04/21

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29/04/21

Congratulations to Assal Ruse, Headteacher for winning prestigious national award! https://t.co/ndsgcNgmNN

29/04/21

Thank you to for inviting our parents, staff and older students to their Wellbeing Wednesday Lecture Series next week. Please find details how to register a place in our weekly newsletter. https://t.co/QIizszjM3v

29/04/21

Thank you for visiting our school. We were delighted to have you and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. https://t.co/60vTP1oLnr

23/04/21

Vacancy: Teacher of Science Please see our website for details. Closing date: Friday 7 May 2021 noon. https://t.co/3kWp0fzlcM

23/04/21

We look forward to welcoming her again in the future. Munira has been a strong advocate for schools and young people throughout the pandemic and has worked closely with us as a group of Richmond Headteachers for the last 13 months since the first lockdown started.

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23/04/21

We were delighted to welcome MP to our school for a visit this morning. Munira looked around the school, visited some classes, attended our Year 10 assembly and also met for a discussion with some of our student council (observing covid restrictions). https://t.co/akaSvNM3qi

23/04/21

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22/04/21

We look forward to welcoming her again in the future. Munira has been a strong advocate for schools and young people throughout the pandemic and has worked closely with us as a group of Richmond Headteachers for the last 13 months since the first lockdown started.

31/03/21

Please find our end of term newsletter on our website. https://t.co/TArEHFFa3w

19/03/21

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Teaching, Learning and Assessment

How we assess students is a major focus for all our work at Hampton High. Teachers plan units of work and lessons around what it is we want our students to be able to demonstrate. This knowledge, understanding and skills, focus comes from our sense of what we think students will engage in and enjoy. It is also fully aligned to the specifications of the GCSE curriculums.

Every lesson is planned to have a clear and demonstrable outcome. At key stage 3 these are tracked by the use of the Learning Journey. The Learning Journey (LJ) is a tool that both staff and students use as an overview for each unit of work in the subjects studied. Some LJs may last three weeks, some six, depending on the unit of work being studied. The LJ enables us to share the big question or ‘what's the point?’ of the unit of work with the learners. It then guides the development of knowledge, understanding and skills over the course of this unit, highlighting any key language used and it signposts the assessment opportunities that students will engage in to demonstrate their progress.

The LJs clearly show what skills and understanding students need to be able to demonstrate to show they are making good progress.

Teachers indicate a ‘working towards’ target for each student at the start of the unit. These targets are exceptional performance, mastery, securing, progressing and launching and are set using a number of factors. Teachers will look at student KS2 data - this is ultimately what is used by the DfE to project later performance.

For example, a student achieving scores close to 120 in their KS2 SATs will be projected to achieves 8s and 9s at GCSE, and would be set a target of exceptional performance. A student achieving 90 may be projected to achieve 3’s and would be targeted to work at the launching band. Obviously we appreciate students lives are not so linear and we appreciate students may develop and excel at different rates. Should a student make better than expected progress then this will be reflected in their future targets. Teachers will also use their knowledge of the students themselves to set these targets looking at the complexity of the unit and how students perform in assessments.

We plan in as many opportunities as possible to assess students both formally - through tests and assessments, and informally, through questioning in class, homeworks and class work. By using the LJ together we hope that students are always clear about where they are on this journey and that they are also clear about their next steps.

The knowledge, understanding and skill development that we build in to the LJs reflect the demands of the GCSEs right from day one. Staff work with the GCSE specifications and work backwards to Year 7 to ensure we are developing key skills right from the start.

We regularly engage in student voice and work scrutinies to ensure these LJs are understood and are being used effectively. We constantly refine these in light of this student input as well as our assessment data. Staff may redesign their lessons because of current events, new research or good practice we have seen in other schools.

All our learning journeys are shared with parents on our website so that students and parents can discuss these at home and so that parents are fully aware of the work we teach at school and how they can support with this at home.

Staff will use the LJ alongside formal and informal assessments to enter data for each student at the end of each term. Teachers indicate whether students are meeting or exceeding these targets or if they are falling below these expectations.