The National Standards benchmarks have a clear expected timeframe to them. They are:
(40 school weeks – around their 6th birthday)
(80 school weeks – around their 7th birthday)
(120 school weeks – around their 8th birthday)
We will be using these time frames to report.
An anniversary report around your child’s birthday
A progress report in between at 20 weeks, 60 weeks, and 100 weeks.
Note: Year 4 Only
There will be some children in Year 4, at mid year will receive an anniversary report (120 weeks at school - after 3 Years) because it is the closest anniversary of them completing 3 full years at school. At the end of that same year those children will receive and End Year 4 Anniversary Report.
Types of Reports
Teachers will record next steps for your child if they are below the standard, otherwise a copy of ‘How You Can Help At Home’ parent handout can be found on our web page under ‘Parents’.
The development of Student Led Conferences has been influenced by Professor John Hatties’s latest research published in his book Visible Learning. He has researched the top 100 inventions that lead to great student achievement. Developing student’s ability to talk about their progress and learning comes near the top of his list.
We believe students need to be able to answer questions like;
How am I going?
Where am I learning at?
What is my next learning step?
The purpose of Student Led Conferences is to put the student in the driving seat to share their learning with their parents or caregivers. Teachers are encouraging students to take more ownership over their learning, knowing they will be sharing their progress and learning with their parents. Teachers will be present to support and prompt if necessary.
To teach students the process of self-evaluation and setting next steps
To facilitate the development of students’ managing self and participating and contributing,
To encourage collaboration between students, parents and teachers through sharing students personalised e-learning plans (PLP),reflection books, bookwork and devices. (whenever, wherever learning).
The Student Led Conferences are a celebration of learning. If you have a behavioural concern or matters you would like to discuss directly with your child’s teacher, a time outside of the Student Led Conference needs to be arrange