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School report writing

Discussion in 'Primary' started by thekillers1, May 17, 2016.

  1. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    Hello all.

    I'm having the task of writing school reports, like many other teachers. Yet, I want to write reports for a KS2 class against new curriculum expectations. Word banks and phrases are one thing, Although I want to use something that doesn't involve heavy amounts of copy and paste. For example, ****** has an amazing report writing bank of statements, but this involves a lot of copying and pasting unless someone knows a programme I can use to avoid copying a nd pasting those statements.

    Therefore, please present the resources that have worked on the basis of time saving, avoidance of additional administration and effective choices of, e.g. Statements.

    NB: avoid personal comments and opinions about report writing - complain on another forum please!
  2. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    Before you begin to write your reports, try this link.
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  3. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    You won't be able to use a program of your choice to write your reports for you because your school will have already decided upon the format and means of production of your reports.
  4. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

  5. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Why can't you write your own comments?
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  6. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    You are unhelpful. Period.
  7. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

  8. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    If you want a bank of statements, then surely you have to copy and paste onto each child's report?
    I suppose you could do an autofill type option if you seriously want all reports the same. Would you get them past the proof reading stage though?

    Like nick909 I tend to just get on and write them individually as prose.
  9. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    I won't be writing loads about the objectives in the new curriculum. I may well refer to it and the increased expectations, but I don't have enough room to get that specific. I'll be telling the parents how their child is doing and maybe something to think about for next year.

    I'd say it would take longer for you to do what you're wanting to than just typing them up yourself.
  10. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    Parents do prefer individual reports, not ones which are virtually identical to the one all the other children got. Trouble is, some schools do seem to want them standardised with lots of bland phrases. They can't frame them like the old ones: 'Simply excellent' or 'The lights are on...you get the rest'.
  11. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

  12. bajan

    bajan Occasional commenter

    How long does it take everyone to write their reports?
  13. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    A good eight hours, if I put my mind to it.
  14. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    writing them about 8 hours, editing and changing them to meet the approval of the seemingly randomised checks in place by a variety of managers.... infinte
  15. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Generally overnight on the day before they are due in (I love a deadline!)

    So about 10pm until 7am, though this year I need to be done by 5.30am, so might need to start about 8pm!

    Don't bother to ask about teaching on the day reports are due in.
    Private reading and colouring in are perfectly acceptable learning activities for year 3! :)

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