We believe that high quality teaching is based on a thorough understanding of a child’s learning so that next steps can be planned accurately. Regular reviews of children’s progress also helps us pick up any problems a child may be having in a particular area and enables us to target extra support and teaching effectively. At Holy Trinity there are two ways in which we do this.
Reporting To Parents
It is very important that parents are kept well informed of the progress their child is making so that school and home can work together to make sure children do as well as they can. At Holy Trinity parents receive two reports a year, one in February that covers English and Maths, and one in July that reports on the full range of subjects. Reports always include targets for children and ways in which parents can help at home. The February report is used as the basis of discussion for the mid-year parent’s evenings.
Our aim is to give parents as much information as possible about their child’s progress and allow opportunities for discussion. At the beginning of the year every class has a ‘Meet The Teacher’ meeting where parents find out about routines and arrangements in the new class and can meet the staff involved with their child. This is also an opportunity for parents to discuss any important information or circumstances that may have an effect on school.
In October there is a Parent’s Evening with individual appointments to discuss how each child is settling in and what targets there are for the next few months. In February a second Parents’ Evening focuses on the child’s mid year report and how they are making progress. New targets for the rest of the year are also discussed.
At the end of the year parents are offered an opportunity to discuss end of year reports should theywish to.