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Learning and Teaching


“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 pathways and courses appropriate to their strengths, needs and aspirations
  • students are taught using a wide range of techniques and resources which engage them in their learning and support them and challenge them where necessary
  • students and parents know and understand their end of key stage performance benchmarks
  • students and parents know and understand their short term improvement targets and what they have to do to reach them
  • teachers and teaching assistants understand how they can help every student in their care to progress along their personal Learning Journey.

Click here to see our Learning and Teaching Framework.


Our policy with regard to homework is outlined in our Learning and Teaching Framework.

To help parents support their child at home we have some produced some sample task sheets:

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5

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 are set a benchmark. This is a "realistically aspirational" level or grade which reflects what each individual student should be aiming for at the end of the key stage. Regular assessment with constructive feedback helps us monitor students’ progress and target learning and teaching; but we also share this assessment information to help the students understand where they are on their Learning Journey and what they can do to improve.

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


Each Year Group in school receives 4 half termly data reports and 1 Full Report. The half termly data reports contain a current attainment or predicted grade and an effort grade. The Full Reports also contain a teacher and tutor comment.

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. The November Review for Year 12 students identifies significant individual underachievement.

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

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