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Writing reports for parents? Schools ‘could do better’

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Could this be the beginning of the end for the cliché “could do better” or, indeed, the plethora of ‘hilarious’ compilations of celebrity reports? It might be, if other schools and MATs follow the lead of the Co-op Academies Trust.

Teachers across the muti-academy trust have stopped writing reports to parents, reduced marking and cut back on data collection as part of a trust-wide attempt to reduce teacher workload.

The move follows a staff-led review at the expanding MAT, carried out to identify areas of unnecessary work that could be eliminated. The MAT asked 20 members of teaching and non ...

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