Reporting to Parents

During the course of the School Year, parents will receive one written report and, on two occasions, a Grade Card recording attainment and attitude to learning in each subject. In addition to these, parents are able to consult subject teachers about their children’s progress at the annual Parents’ Evening.

‘Attitude to Learning’ Descriptors

These are descriptions of your approach to your work; the bulleted list gives an idea of the types of attitude and behaviour your teacher says that you might display. It is a best-fit model and you may not display all of the characteristics in the category.

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  • Takes full responsibility for his/her learning
  • Works to the best of his/her ability
  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently
  • Has a very positive approach to learning
  • Is determined to achieve
  • Homework is always completed on time and is completed to a high standard

5

  • Demonstrates a keen interest in his/her work
  • Is developing the skills to enhance his/her own learning
  • Will always try to complete work to the best of his/her ability
  • Has a positive approach to learning
  • Homework is always completed on time and is usually completed to a high standard

4

  • Will try to complete work to the best of his/her ability
  • Demonstrates some initiative
  • Will seek assistance when it is required
  • Completes all tasks presented to him/her including homework
  • Has a good approach to learning

3

  • May show limited commitment to his/her learning which may hinder progress
  • Is capable of distinguishing what is needed to enhance his/her learning but may choose not to do it
  • May lack the initiative or motivation to develop his/her learning
  • Class work and/or homework may be completed to a basic standard and sometimes may not be attempted
  • May seek assistance when it is required

2

  • May demonstrate little motivation to learn
  • May show only minimal commitment to class work and homework
  • Behaviour and/or attentiveness may be inconsistent
  • Rarely seeks assistance when it is required

1

  • His/Her behaviour and negative attitude adversely affect his/her own learning and that of others
  • He/She is often inattentive and/or disruptive in class
  • He/She regularly fails to complete class work or homework
  • Does not seek assistance when it is required