A Parents’ Guide to Learning Review Meetings at SSSJ Primary School
All parents want the best for their children. At SS Simon and Jude CE Primary School, we are committed to helping all children reach their full potential. To accelerate their rate of progress, we have introduced a new method of tracking your child’s progress and setting targets for improvement. It is called Learning Review Meetings.
Learning Review Meetings brings together many outstanding school systems in one place. It is a focussed, child centred, collaborative approach based on a dialogue about your child’s present and future learning needs with the aims of:
Why are Learning Review Meetings important?
It is a way of working that focusses on each child’s individual strengths and areas of need. School wide systems have been put in place to track each child’s progress carefully, set targets and plan any necessary interventions to meet the children’s needs.
How will Learning Review Meetings benefit my child?
How do Learning Review Meetings and Parents’ Evenings enrich the Parent/School Partnership?
We believe that Learning Review Meetings will empower children to understand what they need to do to reach their full potential by working closely with their class teacher to achieve personal targets.
The first section of the meeting is the behaviour for learning grading. Children are encouraged to select the colour (green, yellow or red) that best represents their learning.
Behaviour for Learning Grading
Below is a short clip where we explore the attitude grading linked to care and pride.
We have also added a short clip linked to behaviour.
Tracking Progress and Attainment
Through the learning review meetings, we also talk to children about their attainment and progress. It is important that the children understand where they are working in relation to age related expectations. The clip below shows an example linked to Writing and Mathematics.
Setting personal targets
We also set targets with the children. They actively look at their learning and determine what targets they think they need to work on. Below is an example of setting targets in Maths.
We also set targets linked to behaviour for learning.