We all get it at least once a year or maybe even once every term â€“ the much anticipated School Report.
It must be quite tedious for teachers having to write such reports for scores of pupils term after term and year after year. Surely, there must come a time when one must have run out of ideas?
But fear not; Iâ€™ve learnt there are now software available for teachers to use in writing School Reports. Although I donâ€™t believe for a minute that our honest teachers here at this forum resort to such tactics, I can imagine it must be quite tempting for some others to do so.
That aside, there are indeed some genuinely excellent report writings that Iâ€™ve read over the years. One can ascertain that these reports are genuine because they typically reflect DCâ€™s character and attitude. Not only are these reports give an insight into some of DCâ€™s character that we as parents sometimes do not realize exist, but also itâ€™s the way some teachers present these facts that sometimes amuses me.
Today I received DSâ€™s summer term report:
Divinity: He contributed with accuracy and acumen to class discussions, even to the point of knowing that Simon of Cyreneâ€™s son was called Rufus!
Now that really made me laugh as DS doesnâ€™t even know most of his own cousinsâ€™ names.
English: He wrote incisively, expressing himself with an easy turn of phrase and making apt use of quotation and relevant detail to develop and support his ideas.
But his conversations with me all along have always been, â€œYaâ€