Summary of Pupil Progress (SPP)
As you know we are committed to keeping parents as up-to-date as possible on their child's progress. To help keep you informed we collect whole school data on how young people are getting on in different subject areas across the school three times a year. We call this a Summary of Pupil Progress (or SPP).
You might already be familiar with this term from previous SPP Reports or from Primary School. Basically, we ask teachers to make a judgement on every pupil to see if they are achieving their potential and if they are performing at the expected standard for their stage (in S1, S2 & S3). For each subject area we generate a code based on the following criteria.
A - Consistently performing beyond the expected standard for their stage.
B - Consistently performing at the expected standard for their stage.
C - Sometimes performing at the expected standard for their stage.
D - Not yet performing at the expected standard for their stage.
1 - Making very good progress through consistent application to learning activities.
[constantly achieving potential]
2 - Making appropriate progress through consistent application to most learning activities.[constantly achieving potential but has the potential to achieve more]
3 - Some progress being made but this is hampered by inconsistent application to learning activities. [only sometimes achieving potential]
4 - Not making appropriate progress due to inconsistent application to learning activities.
[yet to achieve potential]
For tracking purposes, the number definitions are put first – describing their performance relative to expectation. The
lettered definitions are placed second. This is then colour coded as Green – Amber – Red
|1 A-D||Green||Pupil is consistently achieving their potential – even if that is academically limited (D).|
|2 A-B||Green||Could achieve more but is doing well for their stage.|
|2 C-D||Amber||Could achieve more and is falling short of expected standard at times.|
|3 A-B||Amber||Could achieve more but is falling short of expected standard of effort.|
|3 C-D||Red||Only sometimes (or yet to) achieve potential at any stage.|
|4 A-D||Red||Only sometimes (or yet to) achieve potential at any stage.|
This information is shared with your child firstly via their subject teacher (where pupils will be given clear information on where they are with their learning and how they can improve) and secondly with their personal support tutor. Our personal support tutors meet with support classes every Wednesday morning for 20 minutes. Personal Support Tutors use this information to have a learning conversation to discuss how young people are getting on across all subject areas within the school as well as identifying other strengths, areas for improvement and setting targets.
If a young person is struggling or not performing in multiple subject areas we ask them to have a second conversation with their guidance teacher (either Mrs Adamson or Mr Munro). If we still have concerns we would make a telephone call home or request a parent/carer meeting.
Along with their professional judgement you can find the different criteria that departments use to create SPP scores here. You can also find out the planned learning activities, including how you can support from home at www.kingussiehigh.org.uk/plannedlearning.
Along with the SPP the planned learning documentation might be a great way to kick-start a conversation with your child about how they are getting on at school.