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Top Tips for Report Writing: From Handwritten Woes to AI Wonders

In today's blog post, Our top tips for writing effective school reports, reminiscing about the hardships of the past when hand-written reports were the norm, and appreciating the transformative power of word documents. We emphasise the importance of adhering to school policies and maintaining open communication with parents and carers.

  1. Embrace the Digital Age - We recall the time-consuming and tedious process of handwriting every report in the past. We appreciate how AI has revolutionised report writing, offering flexibility and ease in creating, editing, and sharing reports.
  2. Follow Your School's Policies Ensure consistency across the school by familiarising yourself with and adhering to your school's specific guidelines and policies for report writing.
  3. Maintain Open Communication - To foster a sense of partnership and avoid surprises, keep communication with parents and carers flowing throughout the year. This allows them to stay updated on their child's progress and actively participate in their learning journey.
  4. Highlight Strengths and Challenges - When writing reports, be sure to explain what the children have done well and what they have found challenging. This provides a balanced view of their progress and helps parents and carers understand their child's needs better.
  5. Utilise Writing Software - Take advantage of software tools that can help check grammar, spelling, and other writing aspects. This ensures your report is polished and professional, reflecting the care and attention you've given to each child's evaluation.
  6. Be Realistic and Honest - Lastly, we emphasise the importance of being realistic and honest when writing reports. Give parents and carers a true reflection of their child's progress, achievements, and areas for improvement, which allows them to support their child's growth more effectively.