Descriptive reporting – Wording from the Department for Education

Teachers use descriptive reporting to provide information about students’ engagement and achievement, about what they have learnt, what they need to learn next, and how the teacher, student and parent/ carer can support these next steps to happen. This is done through descriptive information supporting A-E grades or word equivalents in the written reports and also through the range of oral reporting which occurs between schools and parents/ carers/ guardians, including three-way conferences, phone and other digital contact and other meetings with families and students.