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Assertive Mentoring A Guide for Parents/ Carers

St. Cedd’s C of E. Primary School follows a system called ‘Assertive Mentoring’ for assessment.

 The Aims of Assertive Mentoring are:
- to raise standards for all
- to motivate and involve children in their learning
- to inform and involve parents in their child’s learning

Assertive Mentoring brings together a whole series of initiatives and policies we already had at St. Cedd’s, then goes that extra step to improve them! It is about shining the light on the positive!

Academic Work

Assertive Mentoring targets what a child can do, and what they need to do to move to make progress. It reflects the new National Curriculum 2014 and allows teachers and children to set achievable targets in reading, writing and mathematics each half term.  The system facilitates sharing these targets with parents so that you can help your child to achieve even more quickly.  Children know exactly what they need to learn in order to make progress.  From September 2014, there will be no reference made to levels (except years 2 & 6) but instead Stages.

Assertive mentoring is based on a colour coding system

Green means that the child has met expectations in attainment, attitude, achievement and behaviour.

Yellow means that the child has nearly met expectations for learning.

Red means that the child needs further support with meeting their targets in attainment, attitude and/or behaviour.

The advantages of the system:

  • Quick and easy to use and understand.
  • All staff in school use the same approach.
  • Children judge their own learning and behaviour: they are startlingly accurate.
  • Children are empowered to take ownership and control of the way they behave and their attitude to learning.
  • Children who have a good attitude to learning and school life are praised.

Attitude and behaviour

We measure and record children’s attitude to school life, and set targets for improvement if they are needed.  Many aspects of our routine come under this heading, for example wearing of correct uniform, bringing in to school PE kit, attendance and punctuality.

Mentoring files and one-to-one meetings

Each child has a very important Assertive Mentoring file which will stay with them throughout their time at St. Cedd’s Primary School.  In the mentoring file is stored all the information the staff, children and yourselves need to be aware of in relation to academic achievement, attitude and behaviour.

Mentoring files will be the focus of one-to-one meetings.  At Parent Consultation Days you and your child are invited to take part in the mentoring meeting cycle, meeting with your child and his or her teacher to review the mentoring file and to discuss how well he or she is doing at school and to discuss targets for the term ahead.

In conclusion

Assertive Mentoring has helped St. Cedd’s to raise standards for all.

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