Reporting to parents

It is the policy at Peebles High School to make at least three points of contact, annually, with the parents of each year group. Reports no longer consist of percentage marks and class averages. Each department now lists the skills being taught and to report to pupils and parents on the extent to which each pupil has mastered these skills. The main report will also give details of a pupil’s strengths and areas for development in each subject as well as, where appropriate, performance in standardised tests. This ensures parents have a clear indication of their child’s progress through the experiences and outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence programme. We are required to report to parents once per session but it is our policy to issue two reports per session: one full report and one tracking report. The tracking report is shorter and provides brief detail on progress, behaviour and homework.


*(T&M Tracking and Monitoring)

 S4/5/6 prelims: 28.02.15 – 04.06.15


For the purpose of this document, the term ‘parent’ refers to parents, guardians or carers as appropriate. Borders Council has a clear policy on attendance, and this is set out below:
“Section 30 of the 1980 Education Act lays a duty on every parent of a child of ‘school age’ to ensure that their child attends school regularly. Attendance must be recorded twice a day, morning and afternoon. Regulation 7 of the Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Amendment, Etc. Regulations 1993 requires each child’s absence from school to be recorded in the school register in four different ways:

  • as authorised: i.e. approved by the authority and this includes sickness, religious observance, bereavement etc
  • as extended leave with parental consent i.e. when the family moves abroad for a short time
  • as unauthorised: i.e. unexplained by the parent (truancy) or most family holidays during term time
  • as temporarily excluded from school.

The statistics for attendance are in the Appendices at the end of this report.