Whilst your child is being homeschooled we appreciate the need to keep track of your child’s progress not only for your own information but also as a resource for any future schools or colleges that your child will go on to attend. Keystone Tutors tracks home-schooled students progress through a number of ways.
Each student has a weekly meeting with Poppy, Keystone’s Homeschooling Manager. This is done online and is around 15 minutes each week. It gives the student a chance to feedback on how their week has gone, how they are finding their lessons and to raise any issues or queries they may have. The idea behind this is to offer some form of pastoral support, as well as Poppy acting as a Director of Studies type figure. It builds up a rapport as well as ensuring your child meets someone other than their tutors each week.
Reports and Assessments
Written reports are emailed out each half-term. Each tutor writes one, detailing what has been covered that term, how the student is doing and how they have been assessed. These are very useful for parents and guardians and can also be sent onto future schools who ask for school reports. Students will be assessed formally at the end of each term, as well as regular informal tests to track the progress.
At the end of each term we offer parents meetings – a chance for you as parents or guardians to have a 15 minute conversation with each tutor, where they can recap the terms achievements and what has been covered. It is a good opportunity to get to know the tutors and to raise any questions. These typically are done online unless lessons are taking place face-to-face.