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Do you think headteachers REALLY read 200-odd school reports in their entirety?

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2sugars Fri 11-Jul-08 06:57:24

Or do you suspect, as I do, that they skim-read until they get to PSHE & Citizenship and General Progress?

Sobernow Fri 11-Jul-08 07:01:30

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2sugars Fri 11-Jul-08 07:14:05

shock We don't get a headteacher comment.

Yorkiegirl Fri 11-Jul-08 07:18:08

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windygalestoday Fri 11-Jul-08 07:31:01

ours was a secondary school report littered with spelling mistakes and a crappy headteacher comment.

MaryBS Fri 11-Jul-08 07:32:43

Our head writes a comment on each one, and its usually spot on, the ones we get.

Unlike the teacher last year that cut and pasted from one school report to my daughter's and left the original name in hmm

forevercleaning Fri 11-Jul-08 07:35:03

We got a ' she has done blah blah...' for my son's report this year.

2sugars Fri 11-Jul-08 07:42:22

shock Mary! I guess we all know it happens, but personally I would make doubly sure I covered my tracks. Did you point it out to him/her? It must be incredibly disappointing for the child receiving it.

FC, I hate those 'we have covered xyz this term' stuff too. We know that, we want to know how they did.

MaryBS Fri 11-Jul-08 08:03:28

No I didn't - like you say, it happens... DD was OK about it, she thought it was pretty funny she got called the wrong name!

sarararararah Fri 11-Jul-08 08:20:51

Some heads do! My Mum is a headteacher and I know she does - doesn't actually take as long as it takes the teachers to write them all! (I am a teacher too.)

singersgirl Fri 11-Jul-08 08:57:23

I know our deputy head reads them all, because she has told me it takes days of her time!

bamboostalks Fri 11-Jul-08 09:09:10

Our head proof reads them all, it takes him ages.

StellaDallas Fri 11-Jul-08 09:46:29

Our head has 450 to read. And he does. The comments always show that he knows the children really well.

LadyMuck Fri 11-Jul-08 09:48:37

My children got exactly the same comments from the head teacher, as I suspect did most of the infants.

filthymindedvixen Fri 11-Jul-08 10:13:41

My boys get the same comment each year But during the year, the headteacher does talk to me personally about my children, so I know she cares and knows about them....

popsycal Fri 11-Jul-08 10:15:25

yes
when i was head of year i had to read 180 in their entirity - to proof read and to add comments
so yes

robinpud Fri 11-Jul-08 10:17:54

My kids' Head reads every one and writes fabulous comments.

My boss reads everyone (550+) but only comments on the Yr 6 .

RustyBear Fri 11-Jul-08 11:01:26

Our head reads & handwrites comments (rest is typed)& sends back any with mistakes.

roisin Sat 12-Jul-08 13:54:42

Our primary HT proofreads every report - nearly 500, and writes a long personal comment! Chair of Govs is trying to persuade her to contract out the proofreading, and just read the summary bit... Unsuccessfully so far.

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