Im a teacher in wales so i'm not sure if it will be different if you are from england/scotland but we give out levels at the end of each key stage. So that would mean that only children in year 2 and 6 get levels as part of their report. Im pretty sure its a statutory requirement on our behalf. I dont think i would be happy about giving them out each year as it causes unessessary competition between parents, which isn't fair on the kids. Enjoy your little one - they grow soo fast!
how refreshing!! Stops all the crazy gloating and then frantic panicking. I want to post somewhere that the levels are pretty subjective - especially writing...just look at the fall out from this year's Y6 writing SAT.
my dd's school didn't give levels in year R or 1, first levels given this year in year 2. The more important thing to me is the actual written report from the teacher. The numbers weren't even given with an explanation anyway so I had to google to find out what they meant, which isn't really much help!!
We get them but apparently this is because there is so much parental pressure to give levels. So many parents went to see the head demanding the levels that in the end the school decided it would just be easier to give them out. It's crazy.
"not one mention of a 1b,2a etc etc. Thank the lord."
I find this attitude very strange. Why wouldn't you want to know? Chilldren go to school to be educated and I, for one, would like to see some evidence that they are actually learning something at school and making good progress for their ability. I hate the attitude from some schools that it is somehow better to withhold information about a child from his or her parents.
Discalimer: this is from a parent who feels their child has learned sweet FA in reception. (This has been pretty much confirmed by his teacher). I'll be bl**dy annoyed if the school refuse to tell me where he is "at" at the end of Yr1.