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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester

Maintaining a place in the Grammar Stream

To maintain a place in the Grammar Stream students’ progress will be rigorously monitored by the Grammar Stream Leader through a variety of methods. The methods used will take the form of:

Constant analysis of progress in summative assessments such as end of unit or end of year tests

Progress panels – rigorous meetings where progress of each pupil is discussed, and interventions are identified

Rigorous formative assessment strategies, such as questioning styles and written feedback

Students who do not maintain their high attainment across all subjects will come under review, where points for improvement will be offered, and students will be expected to engage with improvements. A continued place in the Grammar Stream will not be guaranteed.

In order for students to maintain their place in the Grammar Stream, they should:

Consistently follow the Academy’s mantra of “High Expectations – No Excuses”

Plan and deliver student led parents’ evening consultations in which they evidence how they have made progress in each of their subjects and how they will overcome academic barriers

Pursue a range of extra-curricular activities

Be proactive in seeking support and guidance from their teachers

Engage fully in the relevant Project Qualification for their Key Stage

Fulfil a range of group roles including leadership and coordination

Have a good or outstanding attitude to learning


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