Pupils’ progress is monitored from an early age to ensure that potential is fulfilled and any difficulties are identified as early as possible. This progress is regularly assessed, both formally and informally, and parents are kept up-to-date about levels of effort and attainment through half-termly assessments, regular parents’ evenings and the end of term reports provided. As well as this, parents are able to discuss their children’s progress with their Form Tutor and other staff at any time.
Each child is looked after by their Form Tutor, whom they see at the start of each day. The Form Tutor encourages and assists their children in all aspects of school life, from achieving their academic and sporting goals to offering support and advice on relationships, current affairs and life skills.
There are plenty of opportunities to visit the school to watch matches (often twice a week), plays and concerts, and it is worth noting that all children will represent the school in a team each term, no matter what their ability. The all-important match teas provide a good chance to chat to teachers more informally, as well as to meet families and friends.
Beeston’s family ethos means that all staff will know your child, and probably where he or she is at any given time, too. The staff meet briefly every day, so any worries about a child can be shared and swiftly addressed.