I am interested in the opinion of others on current formats used for reporting to parents and the use of PLPs. This is what I am experiencing currently: ( I am in the primary sector.) Reporting to Parents Despite the fact that this is the year of engagement etc. with CfE, at our last staff meeting we were told to use last year's report formats for our formal reports to parents, these are very clearly "5-14" style reports with a big emphasis on Levels and attainment. They are sectioned into 5-14 areas, and place great emphasis on what level children are at, and how much progress they are making towards the next level. Currently our school is using CfE planning and and as an infant teacher I have planned for my class using the Early Level Outcomes (? or whatever they are called now!) Much discussion has taken place with SMT on why I now have to fit the children into these WTA/LevelA boxes, with the bottom line being that I have no choice and have to use the report formats provided by the authority!! We have basically been left to our own devices to implement CfE, but now they are imposing report formats on us which do not fit with what we have actually been teaching. PLPS!!!!! At our school they go home weekly for parents to comment on, I feel the format we use in school in order for them to be managable means that the pupils tend more to reflect on what they have actually learned, rather than planning future learning, it tends to be a mad panic among staff on a friday to get the kids to churn out bits of paper with things like..."In maths this week I learned..." or "I was a confident individual this week when I........" Some of our parents think they are great as they provide a way of communicating with the school, the others, who would actually rather talk to the teacher, feel that it is a waste of paper/teaching time and their weekend as they are expected to sign their child's plp and offer their own comment on it. This process is repeated EVERY friday, with usually a different curricular area covered to that we can ensure we a targeting all of the curriculum, which means that pupils/parents reflections on learning are not actually used to inform their next steps as the next week we are on to a different curricular area of CfE target! (I hope this makes sense!) I am really wondering how other schools meet the demands of PLPs (as we are told constantly we HAVE to do them, my argument is that we dont HAVE to do them the way we do at the moment) and also what teachers/schools are using to report to parents - 5-14 of CfE based reports?? Many thanks for ANY comments!