The NASUWT has published a clear action instruction on the writing of reports for pupils.

Instruction 7 says that members are instructed to produce only one written report annually to parents.

Teachers should only produce one report per year for all of the pupils they teach which requires them to make comments about the pupils’ progress and performance either in writing or using an electronic comment bank.

Schools may continue to produce interim reports for all pupils or groups of pupils throughout the year providing that these can be generated administratively from the data the schools routinely collect on pupils, and teachers are not required to have any direct or specific involvement.