Monday, 13 March 2017

Progress discussions 21st, 22nd March

Rotorua Intermediate School
83 – 95 Malfroy Road
Telephone: 07 348 9888
Fascimile: 07 349 8049
6 March, 2017

Progress Discussions
Tuesday, 21 March 1.30pm - 7pm,
Wednesday, 22 March 3.30pm - 7pm

What is a progress discussion?
A progress discussion is a meeting with parents, student and teacher and is entirely focussed on the student’s learning progress to date.

Why have a progress discussion?
Progress discussions are designed to achieve one or more of the following goals:
To encourage students, parents, and teachers to engage in open and honest dialogue
· To encourage students to accept personal responsibility for their learning
· To increase parent understanding of their child’s learning through improving attendance at and satisfaction with the reporting process.

How do progress discussions work?
Discussions can last up to 15 minutes. You will be involved in a variety of activities during the time – looking at samples of learning, talking about goals and what your child, you and the teacher might do to support these goals, looking at work around the classroom.

Please be mindful that distractions make it difficult for your child to stay focussed. We ask that all parents turn their cell phones off.

What will I need to do to support my child?

Before the discussion:
· Book a time and put it in your diary Event Code: pc796 and follow the instructions.
· Check the prompts and important things to remember list (below)

On the conference day:
· Come – with your child
· Listen – the discussion will be teacher led but your child will do some of the talking
· S/he will discuss with you the expected achievement levels, his/her progress towards these levels and current learning goals.

Your role:
· Prompt to support your child if necessary
· Enjoy the opportunity to see your child in his/her key learning environment
· Celebrate your child’s progress to date
· Complete the short parent survey

After the discussion:
· Continue to celebrate your child’s successes and support their goals
Your child must be here.
If you cannot attend, please arrange for another significant adult in your child’s life to come to the progress discussion.
The discussion is about learning – not behaviour or social issues. (If you or the teacher has concerns here, discussions should already have been held).

Kind regards
Rotorua Intermediate School

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