Reporting on pupil progress to families

Reporting on progress

At Ratho Primary School, we report on your child’s learning in a number of different ways including:

  • informal chats
  • telephone calls
  • twitter updates
  • website posts
  • emails
  • class assemblies
  • ‘Sharing the learning’ events, where you will be invited to come in and learn with your child
  • Family consultations
  • Learning journals
  • End of Session Progress Point Reports

Formal reporting

  • Ongoing updates are provided through our Learning Journal system outlined below, there will be 3 entries for each pupil in term 1, term 2 and term 3.
  • You will be invited to attend 2 formal family consultations each session (formally called parent/carers evenings) in November and March.
  • You will receive an end of session summary report called a ‘Progress Point Report’ in June.

Please remember, you can contact the school at any time out with these to informally discuss your child’s progress .

Curriculum for Excellence

The experiences and outcomes under Curriculum for Excellence are written at five levels, with progression to qualifications described under the senior phase. The path most young people are expected to follow through the levels during the different stages is set out below.

 Level Stage
Early The pre-school years and P1, or later for some
First To the end of P4, but earlier or later for some
Second To the end of P7, but earlier or later for some
Third and Fourth S1 to S3, but earlier for some
Senior Phase S4 to S6 in school/college/other types of study, until the age of 18

Some children and young people will start learning at these levels earlier and others later, depending upon individual needs and aptitudes. The framework is, however designed to be flexible in order to permit careful planning for those with additional support needs, including those who, for example, have a learning difficulty and those who are particularly able or talented.

Learning Journals

Personal Learning Plans (plps) have existed for many years in Ratho Primary School.  They have traditionally taken the form of a jotter, which contain targets for learning, next steps in learning and learning logs to chart the progress of pupils throughout the school year.

We now use an electronic version of Personal Learning Planning- e-plps. Parents and carers can logon to www.learningjournals.co.uk to view the PLP of their child at any time.  Teaching staff will update your child’s page with examples and evidence of learning, including videos and photographs.  Targets and next steps for learning will be identified and a ‘live report’ will be created throughout the year.  These can be downloaded and printed out at the end of the year if you wish. Parents can also add their own comments to these reports and any personal achievements from outside of school can be added.

If you have any questions or queries relating to learning journals including how to login then don’t hesitate to contact the school office.