Reporting on Progress

Purpose of reporting

The purpose of reporting is to support and improve learning. Reporting may involve your child and can provide you with:

  • information about your child’s strengths and next steps in their learning
  • an opportunity to talk to your child about their progress
  • an opportunity to give your views on your child’s learning
  • an opportunity to discuss with your child and the school how you can support their next steps in learning.

Range of reporting approaches

There are a number of ways that you will find out about how your child is doing. You will know through the work that they tell you about at home. There are parents’ nights when you have the opportunity to speak to your child’s teacher(s), and the yearly report, which details progress made, strengths and next steps. The format of these written reports will continue to be decided locally by schools and local authorities.

Schools are looking at other approaches to reporting that will involve learners and parents, including open days, pupil-led parent/teacher consultations, learning logs and EPortfolios.

Reporting will:

  • describe children’s strengths and areas for development
  • describe progress in achievement across the eight curriculum areas
  • describe progress in achievement within the curriculum levels in a curriculum area (for example Literacy) or in part of a curriculum area (for example reading, writing)
  • describe achievement in different contexts and settings
  • describe next steps in learning and how parents can help
  • describe support for individual children to ensure continued support and how parents can help.
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