End-of-year Reports

(52 Posts)
tryingtokeepintune Fri 05-Jul-13 20:52:20

When should I expect to get school report. I was told that school had to give them to parents at least 3 weeks before the end of school year. Is that correct?

redskyatnight Fri 05-Jul-13 20:55:05

Varies by school I would think.

I've never had a report as much as 3 weeks before the end of term, so don't think that can be a requirement.

Redlocks30 Fri 05-Jul-13 20:55:19

I've never heard that rule! My DC's school are giving them out on the 12th.

simpson Fri 05-Jul-13 20:56:33

We are getting ours on Monday...

Jacksterbear Fri 05-Jul-13 20:57:13

We are getting them on 12th too.

bluegiraffe Fri 05-Jul-13 20:59:05

Not until 19th here sad

We are getting ours on the 12th. I am presuming they will contain the sats results too as haven't heard anything about those. Unless they keep them a state secret grin

lljkk Fri 05-Jul-13 21:02:23

I am sure we've had ours with less than a week to go before.
This yr they are coming out less than 2 weeks before last day (12th, too).

mixedmamameansbusiness Fri 05-Jul-13 21:02:28

Tuesday for us, along I presume with the SATs results.

tryingtokeepintune Fri 05-Jul-13 21:03:36

Thanks

Feenie Fri 05-Jul-13 21:09:08

The only requirement is to send them out by the end of the summer term:

Headteachers have discretion to:

decide when to issue the report to parents, as long as the minimum required information is sent to parents by the end of the summer term

My DC's will come home on the 15th.

My own school's are going out on Monday.

Parisbanana Fri 05-Jul-13 21:15:22

Ours get posted. Should be with us in the morning, long with class teacher allocations for next year (which everyone seems far more interested in grin)

bigbuttons Fri 05-Jul-13 21:16:35

We're getting ours on the 12th.

Taffeta Fri 05-Jul-13 21:17:13

We had ours last week. Class and teacher lists next week, with SATS results.

3boys3dogshelp Fri 05-Jul-13 21:30:44

We had ours today, ds (yr R) got exceeding in most categories, but is being kept in the composite yrR/yr1 group rather than the yr1/2 group just because he is a summer born :-/. he already does literacy and gets reading books from next class up so I was surprised.

pointythings Fri 05-Jul-13 21:30:45

We're getting DD2's next week, no idea re DD1.

lim1bd Fri 05-Jul-13 21:36:21

Do schools have to give a report? DS moved to a new school last half term, school report envelopes came home today from new school, but his only contained phonics test results. I know he hasn't been there that long, but something from someone would be nice. I am hoping something will turn up later, but if a report is a compulsory requirement, then that gives me some hope!

chickensaladagain Fri 05-Jul-13 21:40:38

We get ours on the Friday the week before school finishes which always coincides with exp's contact weekend so I get them unopened on Monday after school -nice that he's interested in his dc's reports eh?

Feenie Fri 05-Jul-13 21:43:34

They do have to - it would be very difficult to produce one for a recently arrived child though.

lim1bd Fri 05-Jul-13 22:26:49

I appreciate it would be hard to produce, but some sort of clue as to how he's doing would be useful. Settling in or not, areas of concern etc. Last school was rather vague to parents, but hopefully something was passed on to the new school (NC levels?). And he is there every day doing stuff. So I am hoping for a short statement of some sort, and it being compulsory reassures me. But I am not expecting an in depth analysis.

Feenie Fri 05-Jul-13 22:29:35

I think a chat with the teacher would be much better in your situation that any kind of written report - that's what I would rather do re a recently joined child.

PastSellByDate Sat 06-Jul-13 07:56:23

Hi tryingtokeepintune:

Just to expand on what Feenie is suggesting.

HT can decide when to issue reports but the statutory guidance is that they have to give parents the opportunity to discuss these reports with teachers (i.e. you can't issue them on last day of school year and not allow parents opportunity to talk to teachers/ you can't issue SATs scores prior to thresholds being released on July 9th - which has been an issue we've been heatedly discussing elsewhere on MN & in real life here, where our school is attempting to do so & we've reported them to LEA).

GUIDANCE for 2012/ 2013 academic year here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/187455/Assessment_20and_20reporting_20arrangements_20-_20Key_20Stage_202.pdf.pdf

see page 38 on what information must be reported to parents.

HTH

mrz Sat 06-Jul-13 08:03:46

We usually wait until we have end of Key Stage 2 test results before sending out reports
I've got 2 children who have been in my class 14 days and I'm afraid at this stage there isn't a great deal I can report.

PastSellByDate Sat 06-Jul-13 08:36:02

mrz

don't know myself -but surely previous school (if educated within England) should have passed on data on the pupil which can feed into your school's report?

Do parents seriously expect you to produce as detailed a report for a pupil you've had for 14 days?

I know you say you deal a lot with travellers - I presume your school is aware of possibility of registration at more than one school - see section 12.3 page 39: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/187455/Assessment_20and_20reporting_20arrangements_20-_20Key_20Stage_202.pdf.pdf - in such cases both schools prepare a report.

HTH

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