Assessments are set termly as a review of children’s learning. This information is available for parents to view during the formal Reporting meetings.
At present we have two formal parents’ meetings per year: November and May (parent interviews) and a Meet the Teacher opportunity early in the first term. Children regularly review progress in core areas of the curriculum with their teacher and record targets and achievements in their learning diaries. They also reflect on their learning techniques and are encouraged to work collaboratively.
Children in P1, P4 and P7 also take part in annual Scottish National Standardised Tests. This indicates levels of performance and progress and also offers diagnostic advice to staff for individual pupils.
Be assured that if, for any reason, you would appreciate an interview with your child’s teacher to discuss a specific concern at any time of the year, an appointment can be made. You will always be welcomed at the school. We share a common goal to see your child developing to his/her full ability.
Formal written reports are sent to parents at the end of term 3 so that these can be discussed in more detail during the final parent interview session in May. These reports include information for reading, writing, mathematics and Health and Wellbeing. We will also outline progress and next steps in other curricular areas. Children record a personal comment.