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Reprots on last day of term

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katiestar Sat 04-Jul-09 22:03:57

Apparently the school are not issuing reports until the last day of term this year.I feel this is a bit silly as it doesn't give you a chance to follow up / clarify anything on them.One of the DC's teacher is leaving and the other DC will be leaving at the end of term.
I can't understand why they are doing this ( apart from saving themselves work !)

procrastinatingparent Sat 04-Jul-09 22:06:34

This always happens to us, and I find it really irritating for the reasons you've mentioned. Next time there is an opportunity for feedback, I'm going to ask them for the thinking behind this, in the nicest possible way, of course. grin

TEJQ Sat 04-Jul-09 22:23:56

This used to be the case with our primary, but feedback from parents was taken on board that parents didn't like the word-processed reports, nor did they like getting them in the last few days.

We have three more weeks of school but reports will be issued at the end of next week, allowing almost two weeks to discuss any concerns with the teacher.

Reports are also now in a much easier to read format with effort grades and achievement grades which are in line with Nat Curr grading appropriate to each class, i.e. at a certain level, or working towards a certain level.

magentadreamer Sat 04-Jul-09 23:19:49

They did this at my DD's Primary when she was in yr6 - there were several things I would have liked clarifying but obviously didn't get the chance.

Yurtgirl Sat 04-Jul-09 23:22:01

We have been told parents evenings re reports are optional which made me hmm

I of course will request one with each teacher

Reports on last day of term is silly - I would complain via a letter, failing that the LEA

Yurtgirl Sat 04-Jul-09 23:24:08

what they look like

Mine annoyingly has 2008 under the queens head

Yurtgirl Sat 04-Jul-09 23:24:41

Oh pants that should have gone on the 20p thread blush

Pyrocanthus Sat 04-Jul-09 23:59:07

Why don't you request a meeting with each of your children's teachers before the end of term to discuss their progress this year as you are aware there won't be time to follow up any concerns arising from their reports.

If you can persuade a few other parents to do the same, they might issue the reports earlier next year for the sake of a quiet life.

katiestar Sun 05-Jul-09 12:07:59

Good idea Pyracanthus ,I'll do that

Littlefish Sun 05-Jul-09 17:54:43

I had a feeling that it was statutory for reports to go out at least 2 weeks before the end of term to allow parents time to give feedback etc.

I'll check at school next week if you like, but I'm not working until Thursday.

procrastinatingparent Sun 05-Jul-09 18:25:24

I'd be interested to find out if that were the case, Littlefish - thanks.

mankyscotslass Sun 05-Jul-09 18:43:45

I'd be interested too, we usually get ours the last week of term too.

sarararararah Sun 05-Jul-09 19:08:10

I thought the same as Littlefish - I'm a teacher too.

roisin Sun 05-Jul-09 20:43:08

Oh, I've never heard that before about the two weeks! Our primary send reports out usualy 1 week - 10 days before the end of term. ds1's secondary release yr7 reports 10 days before the end of term.

I'm usually in Europe on a school trip (secondary) and dh reads to me excerpts from their reports on the phone, and it makes me really homesick!

Nemoandthefishes Sun 05-Jul-09 20:46:57

it is a it late. DS school are giving them out this friday with parents evening being the following wed so can feedback etc.

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