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ONGOING REPORTING AT MEIKLEMILL

How to Access Your Child’s E-portfolio / Report

  1. Google “GLOW LOGIN”
  2. Log in to Glow using your child’s Glow username and password.

(get in touch if you do not have it or if it does not work)

  1. Choose either the second or the third vertical tile – either the house or the palace.
  2. Click the tile MY EPORTFOLIO

Proposed Reporting Overview (Provisional)

Term 1
  • Parental Appointments
Term 2
  • Written feedback on literacy and numeracy
  • Update on levels of support and commitment
  • Update on current attainment level
Term 3
  • Written report on personal qualities / social skills
  • Self Assessment Activity (More information to follow)
  • Written report on wider areas of the curriculum
  • Parental Appointments
Term 4
  • Written feedback on literacy and numeracy
  • Update on levels of support and commitment
  • Update on current attainment level
  • Attendance / Lates Report


Term 3 Report

What to Expect in the March Report

  1. Information on your child’s personal qualities and commitment in class.
  2. Personalised “2 stars and a wish” in relation to social skills and attitudes.
  3. Generic information for what the class have been working on to develop skills across the wider curriculum. (i.e. this information is the same for each child in the class)
  4. Personalised “2 stars and a wish” in relation to work across the wider curriculum.

By wider curriculum, we are referring to the 6 curricular area out with literacy and numeracy.  These are not reported on as individual curricular areas because our aim is to build meaningful links across the curriculum. (For the structure of our curriculum, please see our curriculum map / rationale available on the school website.)

Self Assessment

We are reporting progress in relation to literacy and numeracy in terms 2 and 4.  However, as part of the March report, children have undertaken self assessment activities in class in relation to core learning outcomes within literacy and numeracy. These self assessments will come home with your child on Monday.

We would ask that you take time to talk through your child’s / children’s self assessment with them. Talk about why they have graded themselves green, amber, red in relation to the learning outcomes.  We would also encourage you and your child to write a comment to share any feedback.

Possible points for discussion / feedback

Learner’s Comments: Parent’s Comments:
What I am pleased about What I am pleased about
 What I have achieved What surprised me
What I have done well

What I need to work on next

My views on the progress that my child has made
Any additional comments My views on my child’s next steps in learning
Questions that I have about the report


Quick Guide to the Report – Terms 2 and 4

You will see planned learning in a table with a column on the right hand side showing progress:

Item What does it mean? Further explanation
Developing Still working on this / more to do.

 

It may be something your child needs a bit more time and focus on. If so this will be reflected in the “Wish” comment or next steps.

It may be the class have not yet met this planned learning.

On Target Achieving planned learning outcomes. We plan ambitious learning outcomes for children, ensuring that children receive the appropriate levels of pace and challenge. The planned learning will vary from one child to the next.  On target is good news!
Exceeded Exceeded expectation in relation to planned learning outcomes. Where your child is demonstrating they have not only achieved planned learning outcomes, but excelled and exceeded expectation.

Two Stars and a Wish

You will then find individual comments giving two strengths and one focus for next steps.

Support and Commitment

Next, you will find a score, 1-4, for how much support your child generally requires in relation to the planned learning and for commitment i.e. attitude to learning, willingness to try their very best:

Support –  Requires:

  1. little additional support
  2. some additional support
  3. frequent additional support
  4. considerable additional support

Commitment

  1. Shows high level of motivation
  2. Usually shows good motivation
  3. Shows little motivation
  4. Reluctant to engage with planned learning

Attainment Level

You will then find a grid which gives the current level your child is working at.  Please note this is not the level your child has achieved or attained, as would have been given with the annual report.  This shows the level your child is working within.

Curriculum for Excellence Levels

Children and young people will progress through six curricular levels or stages from the age of 3 to 18 through a series of learning and teaching Experiences and Outcomes.  Each of the levels generally spans 3 years.

Early Level      (E) Pre-school  and P1 or later for some
First Level       (1) P2 to end of P4 but earlier or later for some
Second Level   (2) P5 to end of P7 but earlier or later for some
Third and Fourth Level

(3)   (4)

S1-S3 (Many young people will be accessing Fourth Level in S3)
Senior Phase S4 to S6 in school, college, workplace or community

Your class teacher will give information on whether your child is working towards the beginning, middle or end of a level.

But what do the levels mean?

Would you like to know more about what is expected within each level?  Please visit the “Curriculum” page of the school website.  There we have made available the literacy and numeracy frameworks that we have developed which we use for planning and assessing.  Within these documents, you will find information on the core learning for each level, the benchmarks for what is expected for literacy and numeracy at the end of each level at the end of each primary stage. We hope this helps.

Parent and Pupil Feedback / Contributions

At the bottom of the page, you will find a space for you and your child to contribute to the report.  We would very much appreciate your feedback and input.  We also encourage you to spend some time going through your report with your child so pupils can leave comments on how they feel they are progressing. Obviously the extent to which pupils can lead this sort of discussion will depend on age, but feel free to help children type what it is they would like to say.

Possible points for discussion

Learner’s Comments: Parent’s Comments:
What I am pleased about What I am pleased about
 What I have achieved What surprised me
What I have done well

What I need to work on next

My views on the progress that my child has made
Any additional comments My views on my child’s next steps in learning
Questions that I have about the report