Parents A to Z

Confused about the acronyms that are used by the academy? This A to Z explains all of the commonly used acronyms

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Admissions (including mid-term admissions)

At Nunthorpe we allow the Local Authority to manage our admissions for us. Parents who are interested in applying to the academy for their child to join other than at the start of Year 7 will need to contact the Admissions Team at Redcar and Cleveland Local Authority on 01642 444101.

Should we have places in the relevant year group, parents will be advised to contact us and make an appointment for interview. Following a successful meeting, paperwork will be supplied at the meeting for parents to complete and return to the academy. In the event of there not being places available, parents will have to undertake an appeal and will be advised by the LA Admissions Team as to how to go about doing this.

APM

Assistant Pastoral Manager

Assessment

There are two types of assessment: ‘Formative’ and ‘Summative’. Formative assessment means that we assess the progress students make in lessons to enable them to understand what to do next. It does not contribute to a final grade. Summative assessment does provide a “summary” of learning in the form of a final grade or level.

Attendance

We have a full-time Attendance Officer in the academy. We request that all parents/guardians either phone the Attendance Office before 08:30 a.m. on each day of absence, or preferably email attendance@nunthorpe.co.uk.