If you're planning on changing how you write reports, make sure you are meeting your statutory requirements around reporting to parents in another article from The Key Leaders.
Reduce written comments
Remove subject-specific written comments
Instead of writing detailed comments for every subject, ask teachers to provide grades for behaviour, classwork, homework and assessments per subject and/or a target for improvement.
Class teachers in primary and form tutors in secondary are then responsible for writing general comments about the pupil, based on these grades, verbal feedback from other staff members or subject teachers, and their own observations.
Use colour codes
Save time, and make it easy for parents and carers to understand their child's progress, with a RAG system (red, amber, green).
Provide a key to make