Are report programmes making a fool out of teachers?
May half-term is National Copy and Paste week for many teachers. This is the time of year when teachers everywhere ‘write’ reports using formulaic phrases unashamedly nicked from some reporting software that promises ‘solutions’ to all your report-writing headaches.
These pieces of software should be reformed or banned.
Pupils and parents deserve better than the exceptionally thoughtless reports ceremoniously coughed out of school in the summer term. Pick up a handful of reports from the same class and you will see the same ‘stock’ phrases that are