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School reports - is this us??

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LovingTheRain Thu 09-Jul-09 08:28:21

The Daily Mail online have posted an article on school reports quoting a parenting website. Is it us?

"So just how accurate ARE our children's school reports? A recent thread on an online parenting forum revealed a litany of mistakes. One correspondent told how her daughter 'particularly enjoyed sports day' (which was astonishing as she had been in bed that day with flu).
Someone else's child was told they 'produce good work' for geography but 'need to be more involved in class"

full article here

sarah293 Thu 09-Jul-09 08:34:31

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Ozziegirly Thu 09-Jul-09 08:53:29

Yes. I have sent them a comment - mainly over the shocker of a "You're son" instead of "Your son" in the title.

I gave them a C- for lazy journalism and poor spelling.

I am not expecting my comment to be published.

allaboutme Thu 09-Jul-09 08:55:29

yes i remember that thread

thefortbuilder Thu 09-Jul-09 08:57:30

gosh it's just such lazy journalism isn't it! Im surprised at the amount of issues in rags at the moment that seem to originate from MN threads.
even my GP quoted the ridiculous swine flu parties thing to me the other day shock

abraid Thu 09-Jul-09 08:59:37

'I have sent them a comment - mainly over the shocker of a "You're son" instead of "Your son" in the title.'

Er, Ozziegirly, wasn't that the point: that they were quoting from the mis-spelled reports?

Ozziegirly Thu 09-Jul-09 09:08:33

No, I don't think so. The point of the report was that teachers wrote generic reports for children without knowing who they were.

JackBauer Thu 09-Jul-09 09:22:59

FFS, that wasn't someone's child in teh geography claas. That was me!
It's just frigging rude, and lazy.

abraid Thu 09-Jul-09 09:26:14

No--the point of the headline, that it was a quote from one of the reports...

JackBauer Thu 09-Jul-09 09:29:36

Thread here my post of 00:24 (no wonder I was so tired...)

squatchette Thu 09-Jul-09 09:33:43

We got ours yesterday and I got the impression that they had used a template for all and just changed bits here and there. My DD was called he several times.
Much better than last year though the report from my dds pre school was full of spelling mistakes and as it was hand written it couldn't even be put down to typing.I wanted to take a red pen to it .We counted 7 on the first page alone!

Frasersmum123 Thu 09-Jul-09 11:11:42

We had ours yesterday and it said 'Jack has bought his great sense of humour and personality to the group'

Which is fine, but DS1 is not called Jack hmm

snorkle Thu 09-Jul-09 12:26:34

Dd had proof positive of the generic template used this term. She was shown her report in advance by her learning support teacher & for one subject it was..

"<Name> has achieved ... in year 8/9 . He/She has had a high standard of work and..."

Basically, he'd not put in the name, gender or year group yet, but the rest of it was ready to go hmm.

FAQinglovely Thu 09-Jul-09 12:42:06

ermm not quite what this is about but what exactly is wrong with

"produce good work" but "need to be more involved in class"

That's my DS1 through and through - his work is good - but he doesn't really get involved in class stuff.........

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 12:43:58

the headline is "your son" now.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Jul-09 12:45:31

FAQ, the problem with those comments was that the child didn't do geography any more.

FAQinglovely Thu 09-Jul-09 12:57:20

ahh I see that is rather a problem grin

FAQinglovely Thu 09-Jul-09 12:57:49

perhaps that's why they weren't noticed being involved in class LOL

snorkle Thu 09-Jul-09 13:14:26

surprising they manged to 'produce good work' though.

JackBauer Thu 09-Jul-09 13:18:38

FAQ, as soupy said, I dropped Geography the year before, and still got a report in it!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 09-Jul-09 13:20:21

We got ours yesterday and DS1's said amongst other things

'DS1 has strong opinions on what is right and wrong'.

It's not placed in context so I can't decide if they are telling me he has good firm morals or he is a bossy little blighter who is completely inflexiblegrin

anniebear Thu 09-Jul-09 17:15:38

well my DD's were both lovely lol

bloss Thu 09-Jul-09 17:35:13

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PortAndLemon Thu 09-Jul-09 17:38:30

bloss -- and somewhere the school athletics captain is reading your DS's report and thinking "huh?", presumably...

bloss Thu 09-Jul-09 18:47:41

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