I tutor a delightful boy who is in Y7 in a middle school. His father has just "punished" him for getting a bad report and Mum is also in trouble with Dad for not making the boy work harder. The parents speak fairly good English but really depend on grades rather than the teacher's comment to inform them of his progress. They showed me the report and I thought it was excellent and accurate. The comments from the teacher were very positive except for saying he was sometimes distracted in maths lessons and didn't finish his works. The grades showed him as AVERAGE for Reading/writing and speaking listening. ABOVE AVERAGE for maths/ science/ ICT/ food tech. All other subjects, average. The parents seem to feel that he has failed if he doesn't get assessed as "exceptional". I've tried to tell Mum that it is a good report. But my question is should I phone his class teacher and let her know how the parents have reacted. I don't know the teacher and have had no contact with the school. I just think that the teacher probably feels she has written the boy a brilliant report and the parents have got a completely different impression. Parents evening is in June and she might be able to give the parents a better understanding. If you were the class teacher how would you feel? Thanks.