Reporting takes many forms. It is used to both give feedback on achievements and next steps and to create an agenda for discussion. Discussions take place between children and their peers, their teacher and their parents. Listed below are examples of reporting procedures in place.
Parents are invited twice a year to discuss their child’s learning with the class teacher. This is normally a 10 minute appointment where the teacher will share progress and next steps and can answer questions. It may be necessary to arrange a further appointment if the discussion requires more time. Pupils who receive additional support will also be offered an appointment with the Support for Learning Teacher. We would encourage parents with concerns or questions to request an appointment at any time in the year. We are always happy to meet.
Every child from ELCC 3 to Primary 7 has a Learning Journey book. This is a record of their learning and experiences throughout the year. The teacher will share their planned learning each term. Pupils in P2-7 will set their own learning targets and then reflect on their progress throughout the term. This informs their next steps. Pupils have regular opportunities in class to reflect on experiences and record this. We encourage pupils to take pride in their books and share them with their parents.
Pupils will receive feedback from their teachers in a number of ways. Teachers and pupils will engage in learning conversations on a daily basis as they discuss experiences and achievements. Pupils may also receive feedback in the form of written comment in their jotters from their teacher and/or from peers. Feedback will be constructive, telling the pupil what they have done well and what they should do next to continue improvement. We encourage pupils to take note of feedback and to act on it.
Communicating with home
The school regularly sends information home to parents / carers in the form of newsletters, leaflets and letters. Text messaging is also used to convey short urgent messages. Non-resident parents who request newsletters and reports should supply contact information and items will be posted to them.