We believe that reporting on learning and progress is an ongoing conversation with parents and carers, which includes sharing curriculum overviews, written reports, consultation appointments, online communications and ad hoc meetings.
Curriculum overviews (August, October, January, April)
As part of our planning arrangements, class teachers produce a termly curriculum overview that sets out the broad learning that each class will explore over the coming weeks. Sharing this information with parents and carers is an important part of understanding the ‘learning journey’. Of particular importance is the ‘how we can work together’ section of each overview that details home-learning tasks and activities. These are shared on the school website as well as being emailed to parents.
Consultation appointments (November and March)
The two face-to-face consultation appointments provide a formal opportunity for parents to speak to class teachers about their child’s learning. The meetings are focused on core learning and allow for discussions about children’s strengths and their next steps in learning.
Written reports (May)
The information contained within each written report is a snapshot of a child’s learning. We invest more time in meeting with parents and carers to discuss learning. The written report is, therefore, more streamlined but we believe time in conversation about your child is better spent.
It is our intention that, through sharing this information, parents and carers will have insight into what their child is doing well and what they need to focus on to improve.
Online communications (Continuous)
- School website – this is used to host the core information about the school.
- Facebook – this is used to share insights into school life, including examples of children’s work, group projects or special events. This is primarily aimed at families.
- Twitter – this is also used to share daily insights but is primarily aimed at other educational professionals.
- Showbie – this is used to share daily insights into school life, including examples of children’s work, group projects or special events. This is primarily aimed at families.
Ad hoc meetings (As required)
We have an ‘open door policy’ here at Edenside and strongly encourage parents and carers to get in touch with any questions or queries related to a child’s learning. The school email address is an easy option or just pop into the school office.