Reporting to parents in some form is a legal requirement I think? The answer I get when I challenge this is "parents like them" We tried computer generated report bank versions and had parental complaints they were not personal enough and staff spent ages finding the right statement and the code number to type in to inset it so many prefered writing from scratch as it was quicker. A few years ago I wrote three upper, three middle and three lower reports for each subject and cut and pasted them in as they applied to each child. The head sent them back saying I couldn't do that as parents compare reports and they wouldn't like that little johny had the same literacy report and little jane! The head has been warning us about online reporting, but the way she explained it the workload looks even worse.