British School Madrid
Much of a school´s success lies in its ability to support each individual pupil. At St. George we offer strong support in a number of ways. The essential support is provided by the class teacher or tutor. The tutors keep a close eye on the pupils´ academic progress and deal with any personal, social or academic problems. They provide the main link between the home and school.
The school needs to maintain close relationships with parents if pupils are to make good progress. We provide regular reports and arrange parental interviews throughout the year. Both in the Primary and Secondary schools, the reporting system makes use of a blend of full written reports and progress grade sheets. We aim to provide clear information about what pupils know, understand and can do, and to define precise targets for improvement. We also encourage frequent contact between parents and teachers to resolve any concerns or problems. Within the school we follow children´s progress carefully, using our academic tracking systems, and deal with issues rapidly and effectively.
During the year we organise parent talks to explain curricular matters or to help prepare pupils for key decisions, for example option choices or university entry.