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Reporting to Parents

Student Led Conferences

We believe that students need to have a detailed awareness of their own learning, and as such, we have developed a reporting system that is led, in the main, by the students. This takes the form of a Student Led Conference and is our main method of reporting to you on your child’s learning throughout the year. Our goal in using the Student Led Conferences, is that the students take ownership and responsibility for their own learning, achievement and next steps. It is widely recognised as ‘Best practice’ and is a ‘win win’ for the student / teacher / parent reporting partnership. The conferences are scheduled towards the end of term 2.

The conferences are made up of two main parts:

1. Student / Parent discussion (15 - 20 mins) - This is at the start of the conference, and is where your child leads the discussion about their learning while showing you some of their work. They will inform you of what they have learned and their next learning steps. There will be other parents and children in the room, so find a quiet place to sit.
Please note that some children may require a little guidance. If so, you could ask them the following questions:
What have you been learning?
Can you show me an example of what you have been learning?
What are your next learning steps / goals?
How can we help you with your learning at home?
Are there any examples of other work that you can show me?
What has been your proudest achievement this year?
What do you most enjoy about learning and why?

2. Student / Parent / Teacher interview (10 mins) - This part of the conference is led by the teacher. Here, they will share National Standards data and general information about your child’s learning. The teacher will also supply you with a report.

Written Reports

Your child will also receive a written report at their student led conference and again at the end of the year.