If at any time of the year you have concerns over your child’s progress or assessment please contact Mrs L Rainey, Assistant Headteacher, Raising Standards.


At Sale High School we believe from the moment a student starts Sale High School that they should have aspirational dreams, goals and targets. When students, parents and schools work together a child can flourish.


What we want to achieve

- To acquire, develop and master skills and knowledge that are required for success in their GCSEs.

- To incorporates summative assessment which supports continual formative feedback.

- Allows the pupil to reflect on their learning and revisit if required.

- Allows parents to support their child’s learning.

- Clearly shows when students are on/not on track to meet their target so swift and effective intervention can take place whatever their year group 


Assessment over a half term

- One piece (two for KS4) of work will be marked every half term and detailed feedback given by the teachers on what you did well and what you need to do to improve.

- Other work will be acknowledged, self or peer assessed

- One assessment per half term based on grade descriptors

- Teachers will be using and referring to grade descriptors. These will be available in exercise books and on the school website.

- PLCs will be used at KS4.


Please follow the link for KS3 Grade descriptors


Reporting to Parents

- Assessment reports will be available 4x a year (2 of these reports will contain examination grades)

- Assessment reports contain information to let you know if your child is on track to meet their aspirational Year 11 GCSE Grade, attitude to learning and homework for each subject.

- There will be a Winter and Summer exam series each year and we will report % for each subject.

- Year 11 will have an additional set of exams in March.

- Once a year a full written report

- Once a year parents evening

- Parent Information evenings will support in the preparation for exams.


For more detail about assessment, reporting and how you can help your child please visit

Understanding Assessment at SHS 


Parents Evening

Parents Evening takes place once per year for each year group. See the school calendar for dates and times. Year 7 will have an additional 'meet the form tutor' evening where parents can discuss how their child has settled in. Parents Evenings provide an opportunity to meet your child’s subject teachers, visit the SEN department or discuss any concerns with the Senior Leadership Team. Bookings can be made via the online booking system, accessed from the homepage, approximately 3 weeks prior to the date of your Parents Evening. For full instructions on how to book please follow the link at the bottom of the page.


Parents Evening Schedule 2019/2020


Year 7

Thursday 28th November 2019

Year 8

Thursday 27th February 2020

Year 9

Thursday 7th November 2019

Year 10

Thursday 12th March 2020

Year 11

Thursday 23rd January 2019



Additional Parent Events

Welcome to Year 11

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Welcome to Year 7

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Welcome to Year 10

Tuesday 8th October 2019

Welcome to Year 8

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Welcome to Year 9 

Thursday 7th November 2019

Year 9 Pathways Evening 

Thursday 9th January 2020

KS3 Information Evening

Thursday 26th March 2020

Year 10 Parent Information Event

Thursday 23rd April 2020




How to book Parents Evening Guide