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How Well Is My Child Doing
After 1 Year at School
After 2 Years at School
After 3 Years at School
By the End of Year 4
By the End of Year 5
By the End of Year 6
By the End of Year 7
By the End of Year 8
REPORTING TO PARENTS
We have created this page as a guide to reporting to parents at Broomfield School. We have placed a number of resources in the resource folder to the right.

Reporting Timeframe
Term 1
Meet the Teacher
Usually this happens at the beginning of term one.  This is an opportunity to meet your child's teacher and listen to them discuss the day to day programme and expectations of children.
Learning Conference One (Due to the short time-frame of Term 1 2015, this will now take place on the 30 June & the 1st July 2015)
This usually happens at the end of term one.  Students, Parents and Teachers meet together to discuss how your child has settled into the class so far.  Teachers will share data that they have collected during term one.  Teachers will discuss learning goals with you and your child to strive towards during term two.
Children who have turned 6, 7 or 8 during the term will have a one page summary in relation to the National Standards discussed at the Learning Conference.
           
Term 2
Achievement and Progress Report           
A written report goes home to parents at the end of the term.  This report is focussed on Achievement and Progress.  The report informs parents of aspects their child 'can do' and aspects to continue to work on or 'next steps'.  The report has a number of graphs so parents can see at a glance the progress their child is making.
Teachers use data they have collected in the class during the term.  This could be from;
      Class Discussion
      What they have seen in the classroom
      Talking about learning with children
      Written work
      Children's own assessment
      Moderating data (Teachers sitting together looking at children's work to make sure consistency of marking is evident)
      Formal tests (Running Records, 6 Year Nets, PATs, e-asTTle)
All of the above are used to make an Overall Teacher Judgement (OTJ) of where your child sits.
Below is a clip explaining the mid year report format.


Alongside this sits the children's online profile (e-portfolio), these include snapshots of day to day learning that children have been involved in.  To access your child's e-portfolio you will need to have a parent login (if you do not have one please email principal@broomfield.school.nz and I will create one for you).  The written report has instructions to access your child's e-portfolio or you can watch the clip below.

                       
Term 3
Student Led Conference
During 2012 Broomfield School introduced Student Led Conferences. This differs from other learning conferences due to the children being the drivers of sharing their learning.
Why did Broomfield want to trial the Student Led Conference approach?
       Children are at the centre of learning
       Children share what they are learning and what they need to continue to work on
      
Children are active participants in talking about their learning
      
Opportunity for parents to view work, listen to and support children withtheir learning
      
Provide more time for parents to talk about learning
How does it work?
Families are in the room for 30 minutes.  Children share different aspects of their learning.  Included in tehe30 m inutes is a 10 minute conversation with the teacher based on; achievement and progress, areas to continue to focus on.

Term 4
End of Year Report
The end of year report is a written report.  It includes information on;
     School Values (OTJ)
     Literacy - Reading, Writing, Curriculum Level Spelling Age
     Maths - Numeracy, Curriculum Level
     Inquiry Learning skills
     PE / ARTS topics
     PAT results
     Responsibilities and Involvements
     General Comment
The end of year report also indicates where Y4 - 8 children sit in relation to the National Standards.
Teachers collect data in a similar way to that explained for the written term two report.

National Standards
In 2010 the National Standards were put in place. 

National Standards aim to lift achievement in literacy and numeracy (reading, writing, and mathematics) by being clear about what students should achieve and by when. This will help students, their teachers and parents, families and whanau better understand what they are aiming for and what they need to do next.
Parents have reports that will let them know where there child sits in relation to the National Standards; after 1 year, 2 years, 3 years at school as well as at the end of Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8.
The Ministry of Education has developed a pamphlet to offer ideas to support your child as well as information about the achievement and progress that is expected at each level.  These can be found in the Ministry resource folder to the right.