School Information Documents
The following is a list of documents explaining policies and procedures in place at Dartford Grammar School.
School Performance tables (DfE website, includes link to latest OfSTED report)
ParentView (OfSTED website)
The internet provides children and young people with a wealth of opportunities for their entertainment, communication and education. But there are also risks of harm through the deliberate behaviour of others online, and through exposure to inappropriate content.
As our students grow up in an increasingly digital world, they need to be aware of the risks they face online. At Dartford Grammar School students learn about internet safety through discreet lessons as part of the PSHE programme and as an integral part of all their lessons.
Included below are links from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to help Students, Parents & Carers understand the threats that their children may be exposed to on-line as well as ways of dealing with them. Please take the opportunity to look through the various links below and discuss internet safety with your children.
CEOP Parents and Carers information page (hyperlink text to https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ ) CEOP resources aimed at 11-16 year olds (hyperlink text to http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/ ) The UK Safer Internet Centre (hyperlink text to http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ ) Childnet International (hyperlink text to http://www.childnet.com/resources/kia/ ) CEOP button for Internet Explorer 8 – designed as an easy to use system for requesting support (hyperlink text to http://ceop.police.uk/ )
Assessment in Year 7
As a part of the Dartford Grammar School International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) Curriculum, students are assessed on their attainment in each subject using MYP assessment criteria. The MYP attainment scale, which is completely different from the National Curriculum levels used at Key Stage 2, runs from 1 – 7 with 7 being the highest grade representing exceptional performance. These numerical grades are compiled by assessing students’ achievement using subject specific criteria and then combining their marks to produce an overall level for the subject. We are using fine grading, so each level is divided into sub-levels, for example, 5-, 5, 5+ in ascending order. Grades are formally reported to parents 4 times a year.
Students are set targets which we expect them to achieve by the end of the year. These targets have been determined by looking at their performance in the Key Stage 2 SATs and other performance indicators, which predict expected performance. Students should aim to reach their target by the end of the year. A new target will be generated next year.
The subject specific criteria that students are working with in Year 7 this year, and in Years 7 & 8 next year, can be found by following the links below: