Teacher reveals what the comments REALLY mean on your kid's school report

6 July 2018, 08:18 | Updated: 6 July 2018, 08:26

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By Naomi Berners

An anonymous teacher has revealed what they mean when they say your child 'knows their own mind' - and it might not be what you were hoping...

End of term signals another round of reports - which are often the one opportunity parents get to figure out what their child is really like in school.

However, many are often left scratching their heads as to what the teachers really mean when they say 'open to new ideas' or 'enthusiastic in a group.'

Are these good or bad things?


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An anonymous teacher has decided to put an end to the confusion and has revealed exactly what these general terms really mean.

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Open to new ideas - easily led into poor behaviour

Displays excellent listening skills - your child would rather self-combust than put their hand up

Enthusiastic when working in a group - likes to be in charge, a proper bossy boots

Full of self-confidencea little too arrogant and won't take being told they are wrong

Knows the school rules wellis reminded of them by me daily


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Knows their own mindnot particularly good at doing what they are asked to do

Has a strong sense of right and wrongbit of a telltale if we're honest

Has a wide circle of friends - I have run out of seats to put your child in where they won't chat

Is a pleasure to teachhonestly, your child has helped preserve my sanity this year

Is ready for a new challengeI'm counting down the days until the end of term

Enthusiastic contributor to class discussionshas an opinion on everything


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So, next time you boast that your child 'knows their own mind', remember it might not mean exactly what you thought it did after all!

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