READING your child's school report can provide an exciting sneak peek into what your little one is really like when you're not around.
But have you ever wondered what teachers consider when they write the reports, and what some of the commonly-used phrases ACTUALLY mean?
Former teacher and founder of Love Outdoor Learning, Carol Murdoch, from West Lothian, Scotland, explains: "Writing the end of term reports was always a challenge.
"We had a very short word count to try and convey a full year worth of learning and experiences.
"For me, the aim of the report was to provide a snapshot of where the child is at educationally, guidance towards their next steps and most importantly highlight their achievements that year.
"You wanted the parents to understand that their child was amazing because they are.
"But I was also aware that this forms a piece of life history – I am 40 this year and still have some of my old reports tucked away.
"Like most teachers, I had a wide selection of phrases that I could adapt to describe the child in the report.
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