How to support your child

Maiden Erlegh School's Learning Journey

“Success is a journey, not a destination.” - Arthur Ashe (1943-93), Tennis champion.

All students are on a learning journey which they will continue all the way through their adult lives. For most of our students, Maiden Erlegh School will accompany them for seven years of that journey.

In order that that journey is stimulating, enjoyable and successful for all our students we ensure that:

  • students have access to curriculum pathways and a broad range courses appropriate to their strengths, needs and aspirations
  • students are taught using a wide range of techniques and resources which promote deep learning and understanding
  • students develop a range of skills and learning habits so that they can manage their own learning as much as possible
  • students are both supported and challenged them where necessary
  • students and parents know and understand their end of key stage performance targets
  • students and parents know and understand their what they need to do to ensure students make strong progress towards their targets
  • teachers and teaching assistants understand how they can help every student in their care to progress along their personal Learning Journey.

How to support your child


For guidance on how we set appropriate homework please download our Home Learning Provision and documents below;

Maiden Erlegh School is committed to supporting students in achieving their full academic potential and on-going assessment plays a vital role ensuring that happens.

At the start of each key stage, students set themselves a target in negotiation with their teachers. This is based on a "realistically aspirational" grade which reflects what similar students nationally might aspire to. Regular assessment helps us monitor students’ progress and target learning and teaching activities accordingly. In addition, students receive regular feedback on their work and are expected to do complete improvement and reflection activities to embed their learning and understanding.

We regularly feedback this information to parents and students and the main ways of doing this are:


Each Year Group in school receives  three reports per year,  one at the end of each full term. These can be accessed in Parent App, and are only accessible to parents.  Parent App also provides parents and students with information about attendance, behaviour and pastoral achievements as well as the timetable. Parents can access the Parent App at any time to see this “live” data.

Click here for the reporting to parent dates.

Progress Meetings

Once a year, students and parents are invited to a calendared meeting with subject staff. The purpose of this is to discuss targets, progress and strategies for improvement. Parents and students may request additional appointments with teachers at any point throughout the year.

Sixth Form Reviews

In the Sixth Form, subject teachers will provide review grades each half term, which tutors and students will use as a basis for a discussion about progress and to set improvement targets. During these Tutor Reviews, staff also discuss career aspirations and any work which needs to be done to prepare them for work, apprenticeships or university. The November Review for Year 12 students identifies significant individual underachievement.


Click here to see our Assessment, Reporting and Target Setting Policy.

Information Evening Presentations

Year 7 Parent Information Evening - Year 7

Year 11 Information Evening and Post 16 presentation - Year 11

Key Stage 3 Parent Information about what good behaviour learning looks like - Year 7 and 8

Key Stage 3 Parent Information about supporting our High Ability Students - Year 7 and 8