Whilst spending the bulk of my half-term going through the usual nonsense of painting a pointlessly positive spin on every child's achievements and behavioural qualities for their annual reports that most parents will barely read, save for the personal comments, I've been wondering: What on Earth is the point in telling parents all of the things that little Johnny or Jemima can do in the various curriculum areas? Wouldn't it make a hell of a lot more sense to tell the parents what they can't do, so that they might consider addressing the issue themselves? For example: "Despite the continued, daily efforts of a TA and his class teacher and being in possession of a full set of fingers, Johnny still has absolutely no idea about number bonds to ten, which is quite frankly, rather alarming for a child of 10 years, so if you'd help out with this, now and again, it would be most appreciated". That sort of thing, you know? What would you like to be able to put in reports?