Well now, is your sprog meeting expectations, working towards (averageness) or exceeding expectations? And in such cases, do you actually know what this means? With such a limited report tool, and including the fact that statements for the small individual pupil box have been generated by a package - would you expect to see spelling mistakes and grammatical errors? Basic spelling and grammar errors from both the class teacher and the head teacher? Sprog has come home with some one else's report but this has been sent back and the correct report issued.... .....and has now been awarded a pink pencil which has two fingers at the non writing end - an attendance award - or bribe as it may be called. Sprog has shown me the potential for misuse of this pencil, both delighted at the sedition of it and worried about swearing. Sprog is conflicted by the possession of the two finger pencil. So to recap, Sprog has a seditious pink pencil and another child's report. When this was sorted out, the report that had Sprog's name on was pretty much the same of the other child's. And the school staff have low literacy levels. In the morning Sprog and his friends are encouraged to run round the concrete walled play area until the bell rings for the start of school. They are not allowed to play though. There are no diversions permitted during the daily mile. It is like an episode of Prisoner Cell Block H. There is then a Warder who locks in any parents or carers who have not left the premises by the time the bell sounds...….. I just cannot understand all this. The world of education seems to be without meaning.