Reporting is an important way of including parents and guardians in the process of their child’s education. Since 2010, schools have been required to provide an annual report for parents of all primary school children.
Reporting at a Glance
|Key Stage 1||Key Stage 2|
|Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6||Year 7|
|Offer to meet parents to discuss their child’s progress.|
|Provide an annual report to parents by 30 June.
|In the annual report, state the Level of Progression each pupil has achieved in Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT.|
Annual Report to Parents/Guardians
Schools need to plan reporting alongside assessment and should establish efficient and manageable reporting processes and procedures. They must provide annual reports to parents by 30 June each year, although they may choose to do this more often.
Schools can choose the format of the annual report, but there are requirements on what they must include. See below and page 16 of the Guide to Assessment for more information.
According to The Education (Pupil Reporting) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009, teachers should report briefly the pupil’s educational and other achievements against headings that are in line with the curriculum.
Reporting on the Levels of Progression
For the Levels of Progression for Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT, schools must report to:
- CCEA; and
- the receiving post-primary school at the end of Key Stage 2.
See pages 16–18 of the Guide to Assessment for more information.
If a pupil has been exempted from any part of the curriculum for any reason, teachers must state this on the annual report.
Schools should invite parents of all pupils in Years 4–7, including those with special educational needs, to a parent meeting during the autumn term.
At the meeting, teachers give parents information about their child’s progress across the curriculum. Parents have the opportunity to discuss with the teacher how their child’s learning can be supported, both in school and at home.
Please note that in Year 3, schools can decide the timing of the parent meeting.