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Tafs Homework Pass

In a standards-based approach, parents and students will see consistent grading standards throughout each school—and throughout the district. Teachers will grade based on what each student has learned and how that student meets standards.

In our Standards-Based Education System, students have multiple opportunities to achieve a standard by retaking a test or portions of a test. What does this teach them about the real world where it’s necessary to do one’s best?

In the real world, only people who master certain information or skills are able to receive certain privileges. Our new system puts more focus on student learning, and yes, it allows for multiple attempts for success. It’s actually a more accurate reflection of real-world experience, where a person must meet a certain standard before receiving certain privileges.

Some "real life" parallels are the ACT, SAT, professional exams—even the driver's test. There are no penalties for the number of attempts on these tests, but failing them gets expensive and wastes time. A person who truly wants the privilege becomes intrinsically motivated to succeed because he or she wants the benefit that goes with passing the test, i.e., getting accepted into a good college, getting licensure in a certain profession—or driving a car.

The standards-based system still features deadlines, also a real-world concept. The teacher has discretion over accepting late work, such as the end of a unit. Policy 2420 reads, "The teacher may limit the number of re-take attempts."

Year 11 Revision sessions
w/c: 12 March 2018. Please click here
Monday 12 March- Friday 16 March 2018
... don't forget to bring the correct books!

MEASLES circulation in South East Wales
Information for pupils and parents.
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Dear Parent(s) / Carer(s)

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself
as the new Headteacher of Afon Tâf High School.
I am very proud to have been appointed to this important role.

I hold a strong belief in the power of education
to change children’s lives and the right of every
child to receive an excellent education.
I am dedicated to building opportunities for
students to achieve the highest academic standards, ensuring that they are known as individuals and that their unique personality, talents and interests are nurtured and developed to the full.
At Afon Tâf we aim to develop the whole
child providing opportunities for them to
develop within and beyond the classroom.

This strong partnership between parents and
the school is so important in enabling children to achieve success and so I ask for your full support of school policies and for your continued proactive involvement in your child’s education.
In addition to smart uniform it is essential that
students are fully prepared for their studies each
day by checking their planners each evening to
ensure they have all the necessary books,
equipment and homework for the following day.

I very much look forward to meeting with you in the near future and working in partnership with you over the coming years to secure the best possible
future for your child(ren).


Yours sincerely

Mr S James (Headteacher)

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