Secondary report-writing tools

Nicola Davison
18th May 2018
Secondary report-writing tools,ks3,ks4,ks5,reports,writing reports,secondary

Time-saving templates and comment banks to support the report-writing process this term

However valuable they are, the thought of writing all of those reports can be very daunting. Especially when approached after a long day at work. But, fear not... You've come to the right place! 

If you're looking for some inspiration, these imaginative resources are the perfect starting point for creating personalised reports in a time-efficent way.

Teachers TV: Reporting to Parents

Two very different aspects of the parent-teacher relationship.
By Teachers TV

Standard report comments

Many years ago when I first started as a Business Studies teacher , I found myself in the position of having to write reports. A difficult and time consuming process until I discovered a series of ready made standard comments from somewhere I can't remember!!! After all it was twenty years ago!! Well here they are in Word format and available for anyone (not just who teach Busijess Studies) who suffers from 'writer's block.' and the shock of realsing that they have a few hours before submission.
By JohnT

The Feedback Compendium

The Feedback Compendium is a brilliant resource which will make your life easier! It contains two hundred high quality, ready-to-use targets which are appropriate for all subjects and for Key Stages 2-5. They can be used in formative assessment, report-writing and as oral feedback. The targets are divided into ten categories for ease of use.
By mikegershon

Year 11 Reports - Foundation & Higher

Personalised report comments and targets
By mistrym03

Report Creator

Quickly and easily create customised reports for your classes.

- Copy and paste in your pupils’ names, sex and any other data you wish (targets, working grades, passwords etc.)
- Create your own comment bank and save it.
- Rate each pupil and make adjustments using drop down menus.
- Copy and paste your finalised reports into your desired software.

By kris_cs1

Form Tutor Report Statement

Please find attached ideas for writting form tutor reports. These are for my year 10 form and are set out into sub headings. Hope they help
By scottie34

Easy Report Writer Lite

**Updated February 2018.

Video guide to this resource at

Write reports easily with this template/writing frame. It will save you hours - aim to create a set of good reports in 20mins per class. With the Lite version of this resource you can write reports on up to 10 students at a time.

An important note… This file uses macros to do all the fancy stuff, but macros do work on Macs so you'll need to run this file on a windows computer. It’s an Apple thing and is the same with all macro-based files.

There is a paid-for, upgraded version of this resource available at

Use the existing maths comments or add your own, following the instructions and formats given. When report day comes around just choose the relevant comments by typing a number and hitting 'create&save' and your reports are written. Simply copy and paste into eportal/sims etc.

If you find this useful please leave a positive comment. Any issues at all, please contact me at
By grahamcolman

Report Writing programme

An end of year report writer that allows you to quickly create pupil reports simply by clicking on a series of user modifiable comments. Comments are organised into 9 sections (opening, behavioural, progress, strengths, weaknesses, closing and 3 user defined categories with 18 comments in each section). Comments automatically update to insert pupil names and to match gender specific pronouns (he/she, his/her etc). Once assembled the comments can be copied and pasted into your own report packages and a file containing all the reports for your class set can be created. Suitable for all teachers at all key stages through suitable modification of the comments in the comment banks. This is Version 2 which scrolls even faster between comment categories.
This is an Excel file which uses macros to run, read the help sheet in the file to enable macros.
See a demo at

Have a look and download the free evaluation version at

Please note this spreadsheet will not run on Mac versions of Excel, it will only run on PC versions of , due to incompatibility issues between Microsoft Office on the 2 different platforms.
By john_leather

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