Am trying to get my head around this - how to do it without scaring parents too much! I have had a discussion with my Headteacher, and we have decided that we'd like to express our views on the Check and why the results actually don't mean that much to us. We track our children throughout their early years, and every child that's 'failed' has made small amounts of progress every term (I've checked), but not quite enough to pass the threshold this term. I don't even feel that I can use it as a diagnostic tool, as there were so many phonemes that weren't covered in the check, and although it gave a little bit of useful information, and showed which children are likely to get freaked out in situations like this, I don't feel confident to use the information to report back to parents about which phonemes they don't know, etc. I would go back to the Letters and Sounds assessment, and use those for that purpose. Is anyone else thinking that a covering letter might go out to parents, explaining the views that I've seen in other threads, or is it going to be a fairly cut and dry pass/fail (or maybe reached/not reached the threshold)? Just wondering what other schools were thinking to do after this <strike>ridulous waste of time</strike> fabulous informative check has been completed?