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Here's the form children will be asked to fill out about their abilities as they enter secondary school

Parents will also be able to give their thoughts on where their child may need extra help.
Jun 17th 2014, 11:18 AM 16,779 25

FROM NEXT YEAR, primary schools will be required to send on an ‘Educational Passport’ for departing students but the children will also have the chance to give their own thoughts to their new school.

It’s part of an initiative that the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has been running since 2012 which at first required just sixth-class reports to be forwarded but has now been expanded.

The child’s form will be completed by the students themselves and will be sent to their new school along with their end-of-year sixth class report card, a similar form from their parents and a special educational needs summary form.

The parents and children forms will be optional, unlike the report from the primary school, which is not.

PastedImage-70841 This is the My Profile form students going form primary to post-primary will be filling out. Source: NCCA

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The questions for parents in the ‘My Child’s Profile’ form are along similar lines but it also has a question seeking “general comment about my child’s learning”.

The NCCA also has a standard version of the sixth class report card for to ensure greater consistency.

“The sixth class report card includes information that makes it more fit for purpose when serving the dual role of reporting to parents and sharing information with your child’s new post-primary school,” according to the NCCA.

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