How do I know how my child is progressing?
ASK IF YOU HAVE A QUERY OR CONCERN
How do I know how my child is doing at school?
The partnership between parent and school is very important in ensuring that your child achieves their potential. part of that partnership involves you knowing as much as possible about how your child is doing. At St John's we hope to provide this in the following ways;
Talk to us....
Asking is the most important way in which you can find out about your child. Our staff are always happy to meet with parents at the end of the school day if you have any questions or queries. If you are unable to get to school then please telephone or e-mail our general enquiries address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Three times a year we will send you a report that tells you how your child is achieving. The report will tell you about the progress your child is making, how your child is progressing towards their targets and how your child is doing in key areas in relation to what we would expect for children of their age. Information about learning behaviour, behaviour outside of the classroom and attendance is also included in the termly report.
Termly parent / pupil consultation meetings
We encourage parents to attend meetings with their child throughout the year. These meetings are usually organised soon after you have received your child's report and they provide the opportunity to discuss next steps in learning and how everyone can support these. If you wish to discuss something without your child being present then please just ask.
At the beginning of most terms we hold a "Pop In" for parents. These short meetings give an overview of what children will be learning in the weeks ahead. They also provide you with information about what tricky areas of learning are coming up and how you might support your child. Attending these meetings will help you to understand more about your child's learning compared to their peers.
From time to time we hold meetings for parents to help them gain more understanding of how to support children in areas such as reading or mathematical calculations. Again, understanding more about your child's learning will help you to assess how your child accesses their learning compared to children of a similar age.
You will get lots of information to help you know how your child is achieving. You will also have ideas of your own - maybe based on what you know about children of a similar age. If your child is underachieving then this should have been brought to your attention. If you have concerns and your child's teacher has not raised a concern then please do make sure that you see the teacher about it - you might be in a position to notice something that the teacher has not been able to spot.