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Effort Grades for Pupil Reports

posted 22 Mar 2017, 07:30 by Helen Lander

Effort Grades for reports

Effort grades provide a snapshot of how your child’s teachers assess the effort they are putting in to each subject on a scale from 1 (high) to 5 (low). A detailed description of the criteria for awarding each grade can be found below.

Note – Please do not take any of the following factors into the awarding of effort grades.

-          Attendance

-          Punctuality

-          Natural aptitude for the subject

Effort Grade 1

·         You have a very positive attitude towards learning and participate enthusiastically in all aspects of work.

·         You cooperate fully with the class teacher and actively support the learning of others.

·         You have a full homework record with no late, incomplete or missing pieces of work.

·         You always have the appropriate books and equipment expected of you at any time.

·         You are willing and able to take responsibility for your own behaviour.

·         You make a significant contribution towards the establishment of a positive ethos in the classroom.

·         If you make a mistake you always act on it and learn from it.

·         You relish challenges and never give up when they become difficult.

·         You are always kind and respectful to people in your class.

 

Effort Grade 2

·         You have a positive attitude towards learning and participate in all aspects of work.

·         You cooperate with the class teacher and, as directed, support the learning of others.

·         You have a full homework record with at most one or two late but no incomplete or missing pieces of work.

·         You usually have the books and equipment expected of you at any time.

·         You are polite and respectful towards all adults and fellow students.

·         You respond positively to correction in response to isolated incidents of inadequate behaviour.

·         If you make a mistake you mostly act on it and learn from it.

·         You tackle challenges positively and rarely give up when they become difficult.

·         You are usually kind and respectful to people in your class.

 

Effort Grade 3

·         Your attitude towards learning occasionally dips below expectations and at times there are aspects of work where you fail to participate fully.

·         You can cooperate with the class teacher and, with supervision, can work effectively with others in the group.

·         You have an incomplete homework record with late, incomplete or missing pieces of work.

·         At times you do not have the books and equipment needed to support your learning.

·         You are at times impolite or disrespectful towards others.

·         You respond appropriately to correction in response to incidents of inadequate behaviour.

·         If you make a mistake you sometimes act on it and learn from it.

·         You will have a go when asked to tackle something challenging but will sometimes give up.

·         You are sometimes kind and respectful to people in your class. 

 

Effort Grade 4

·         Your attitude towards learning is often below expectations and you consistently fail to participate in aspects of your work as fully as possible.

·         At times you can be uncooperative with the class teacher and you can often fail to work effectively with others in the group.

·         You have a poor homework record, with many late, incomplete or missing pieces of work.

·         You often do not have the books and equipment needed to support your learning.

·         You can be impolite, disrespectful or challenging towards others.

·         You can respond inappropriately to correction in response to incidents of inadequate behaviour.

·         If you make a mistake you rarely act on it and learn from it. 

·         You give up quickly when faced with a challenge. 

·         You are rarely kind and respectful to people in your class.

 

Effort Grade 5 – Major Cause for Concern

·         Your attitude towards learning is always below expectations and you consistently fail to participate in aspects of your work as fully as possible.

·         You are very often uncooperative with the class teacher and you can regularly fail to work effectively with others in the group.

·         You have a very poor homework record, with many late, incomplete or missing pieces of work.

·         You consistently do not have the books and equipment needed to support your learning.

·         You are consistently impolite, disrespectful or challenging towards others.

·         You consistently respond inappropriately to correction in response to incidents of inadequate behaviour.

·         If you make a mistake you do not act on it and learn from it. 

·         You give up before tackling a challenge. 

·         You are very rarely kind or respectful to people in your class. 

 

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