Pupil progress meetings: how to run them

Get guidance on how to run pupil progress meetings, including who to invite and how often to have them. Download our template to help teachers prepare evidence for a meeting, as well as our list of questions to guide discussion and create action points.

Last reviewed on 6 March 2024
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Contents
  1. Pupil progress meetings are useful for school improvement
  2. Schedule termly meetings with the relevant people
  3. Download our template to help teachers prepare evidence for the meeting
  4. Download our list of questions to ask in the meeting
  5. Decide on action points based on your discussions

Pupil progress meetings are useful for school improvement

You don’t need to have pupil progress meetings, but they're a useful way to discuss the data that teachers and other staff have collected while tracking and assessing pupils’ progress.

Use these meetings to reflect on the progress individual pupils, or groups of pupils, have made throughout the term and identify any gaps in your provision or areas for improvement.

You can then plan next steps to improve attainment. We’ve listed some suggestions at the end of this article. 

You can consider a different approach

Instead of pupil progress meetings, your senior leadership team (SLT) can keep track of assessment data and raise any discrepancies with the relevant teachers.

Teachers can also raise concerns about individual pupils on an ad hoc basis.

Schedule termly meetings with the relevant people

Who should attend

In most cases,

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