All teachers have an ethical responsibility to help those students that need to catch up to their peers. What we do works, and we have the data to prove it.
Mainstream children generally make a year’s progress in a year. But your child is probably achieving below the level or rate of their peers. They need to ‘accelerate’ their learning to catch up to (and even exceed) where they are expected to be at their age and stage. At Summit Point, we turn that around, and we do it quickly and consistently.
What is accelerated learning?
Accelerated learning is where a child is learning at a rate faster than their classmates (who are progressing at expected rates) in order to catch them up. Progress is also considered to be accelerated when a student’s progress is noticeably faster than might otherwise have been expected from their own past learning, when using norm-referenced assessments.
Why is this critical?
Our Summit parents are keen to know how their child will ‘measure up’ when they go back to mainstream school. So we collect entry data from our students across reading, writing and Maths, using assessment tools that mainstream schools use, so that you know where your child is at. We then teach with our unique approach, using research-based methodology, and then re-test. And the results speak for themselves. Our kids accelerate at unprecedented rates.
Assessment and reporting
Annual school reports were once the cornerstone of communication to parents. However, mainstream reporting can be a blunt instrument that offers a final reckoning of their achievement across a range of subjects and skills.
We know that the relationship between assessment, teaching and learning is dynamic and interactive. The act of gathering, analysing and using assessment information is integral to our teaching and learning process. With valid, continuously diagnostic assessment information, our teachers can be certain that your child has mastered what they have been taught. Our teachers understand that many of our students enter Summit Point working below their age-expected levels of Reading, Writing and Maths. The strategies your child will learn at Summit Point will enable them to make progress towards these levels. We will help your child re-enter their mainstream classroom with the tools to succeed, but achieving these at the pace that suits them.
We have developed our own research-based assessment matrices for mastery, and provide regular feedback on your child’s progress and achievement. We identify your child’s strengths and challenges, measuring their progress against specifically defined intentions and goals.You will receive a Check-in Report at the end of Terms One and Three, and an Extended Reports at the end of Terms Two and Four. We also post fortnightly Progress Reports on your child’s selected learning goals on the parent portal of our HERO Student Management System.
"We were desperate to help our son’s self-esteem and confidence. Enrolling him at Summit Point restored his belief in himself."
"Being encouraged to demonstrate his knowledge using educational technology has helped remove barriers to my child’s learning and made him less anxious about tests and assessment."
"The teachers at Summit Point go above and beyond to nurture the different learning styles of students."
"Rebecca supported us to understand our child’s strengths and challenges and find a way to foster his love of learning."
"We have been working with Summit for almost a term and my word, our daughter has come a long way since she started at the school."
"It’s a hard decision sending your child to a ‘special’ school, but now we’re out the other side, we realise how much our daughter needed the attention and environment that Summit Point offers."
"Her time at Summit gave our daughter the space and time to learn at her own pace, be recognised for her talents and participate in the running of the school."
"Graduating from Summit, our child is a confident learner and has a range of strategies which have helped her transition to high school."