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Ok. First term year 7 finished. Have you heard anything from the school?

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seeker Mon 29-Oct-12 17:01:56

I've had a letter congratulating me on his "good" attendance and asking if there's anything they can do to help me get it to "excellent" next term.

That's it.


PropositionJoe Mon 29-Oct-12 17:05:03

A meet the form teacher evening with senior staff and the other parents also present, including a presentation. A full set of effort grades to see that he is on track. Independent school, mind.

Kez100 Mon 29-Oct-12 17:06:20

Only first half term finished!

seeker Mon 29-Oct-12 17:17:28

First term for us- 6 term year!

VivaLeBeaver Mon 29-Oct-12 17:23:25

We had a meet the form tutor evening last week. Where he said he was happy with dd's attitude and work. He had no concerns. He asked if I had any questions, dd was there and he asked her if she had any problems. I forgot to ask how she did in her CAT tests but I know she's in top sets for everything so I guess she did ok.

teacherwith2kids Mon 29-Oct-12 17:32:25

Form tutor evening, detailed feedback about any concerns about him settling in, 'top line' subject feedback.

Lots of marked work in books so can see he's doing OK.

teacherwith2kids Mon 29-Oct-12 17:33:29

Oh, and an SEN letter about some small group thingy in registration time - good pick up by form tutor of his ASDness, as it's not been causing problems but she sees that it could, so is dealing with it proactively.

LIZS Mon 29-Oct-12 17:35:44

General meet the staff and parents evening, Effort grades at half term, language options form.

FranSanDisco Mon 29-Oct-12 17:38:44

We had a form tutor/head teacher presentation a few weeks in for general information. A typed progress report was sent home regarding subject levels and then on Friday dd and I attended a target setting meeting with form tutor to discuss where she's at and where she's going iykwim. I'm impressed so far smile.

Notquite Mon 29-Oct-12 17:42:17

DD is In yr 8 now, but gets half termly reports with NC levels, targets, effort grades for each subject. I think it's a lot for the teachers to produce every 6 weeks tbh & I'd be happy to have it termly, but it was reassuring to have some communication from them in the first half term of yr 7.

Notquite Mon 29-Oct-12 17:42:58

Catchment area high school btw.

EcoLady Mon 29-Oct-12 18:14:33

A meet the tutors evening and a couple of lovely "She's settling in well" e-mails.

NewFerry Mon 29-Oct-12 18:35:58

DD in Y7. We've had a Y7 engagement evening - Senior teachers and welfare type bods inc SEN talking about the school and what additional support is available, a drugs awareness evening, an IT safety evening, a meet the music tutors, and finally a form tutor evening.

(I feel like I've been at the school more than she has!)

pointyfangs Mon 29-Oct-12 19:24:07

Parents evening scheduled for 22nd November, interim report due just before Christmas.

And apparently we're due a letter from the G&T coordinator confused?

KitKatGirl1 Mon 29-Oct-12 19:44:26

Meet the tutor evening incl time with Senco. Weekly email from Senco with feedback from a variety of specific lessons particularly core. Half term progress report with effort, attainment, homework, organisation and attendance grades.

Independent school, though, chosen for its pastoral and communication reputation. Phew!

Issy Mon 29-Oct-12 19:51:53

Parents' Evening scheduled for 26 November. DD1 did some tests just before half term and has a few more after that, so I assume we'll get an assessment card in the near future. Other than that, I've emailed her form teacher twice (once about new glasses, once about prep) and received very prompt replies.

SauvignonBlanche Mon 29-Oct-12 19:52:49


cardibach Mon 29-Oct-12 20:31:32

seeker what is the differnece between a six term year and three terms with half term holidays making six teaching units? I'm a teacher and I've never heard of this. <nosy>

KitKatGirl1 Mon 29-Oct-12 20:33:10

I thought that most state schools called them six terms now not three (ds's ind school does say three terms)?

KitKatGirl1 Mon 29-Oct-12 20:34:37

Seeker, has ds been off at all? Sounds a bit worrying that attendance is their only interest so far?

Loshad Mon 29-Oct-12 20:41:22

my tutees have had effort grades and a social/meet the tutor evening. Emails/phone calls to some, replies to any who have contacted me, more contact with those with sen. Individual meet the tutor appointments after half term.

Clary Tue 30-Oct-12 00:22:13

We've had a meeting with form tutor and a full set of effort marks and grades for all subjects, also details of CAT and other tests and how she achieved in these against average.

Local state comprehensive.

seeker Tue 30-Oct-12 08:11:35

He's had two days off. Once because he was vomiting, and once because he had been awake most of the night coughing.

He's never had two days off in any one term before- excellent attendance at Primary, so he won't be on the radar. I know what sets/streams he's in because they have a complicated number/letter system that a friend who teaches at the school explained to me. Apart from that, no information about academic stuff at all.

Chandon Tue 30-Oct-12 08:15:11

bit early for academic stuff, isn't it? teachers still getting to know kids really

seeker Tue 30-Oct-12 08:21:22

Yep, I know, chandon. It was the attendance letter attendance letter did it- if they hadn't sent that I would be much more laid back! But I couldn't stop myself thinking that if they could calculate every child's % attendance and send out letters, they could have used the time to tell me something about his maths!

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