What is a Student Led Conference?
A student led conference is a meeting led by a child for parents and caregivers. It is focused on learning. During a conference the child presents work in a range of curriculum areas, discussing the process of learning and progress made.
Why have Student Led Conferences at Frankley School?
At Frankley School we believe that learning is enhanced when the learner reflects on their own learning processes. This principle is consistent with effective pedagogy and assessment within in the New Zealand Curriculum.
Student Led Conferences reflect our vision:
Making a positive difference by being a creative learner and an effective communicator.
Research shows that developing student’s ability to talk about their learning and their progress makes a difference:
‘If the focus is to be kept on learning, and the ownership of the learning with the child, then the best person to talk about the learning is the learner’... Absolum, (2006)
‘Self- reporting is the most powerful indicator of student success in learning. Effective reporting systems will be ones where ‘student voice’ is an integral part of the reporting process.’ (Hattie, 2009)
Student Led Conferences see your child as the owner of their learning. It enables the students and their parents/caregivers to talk about the learning through:
- celebrating progress made
- clarifying the ‘what’ and ‘how’
- reflecting on the journey
- recognising the student’s role in their own learning
"Parent and Caregivers guide to Reporting and Student Led Conference" booklet.
Please click here to open our "Parent and Caregivers guide to Reporting and Student Led Conference" booklet. How this looks at each Year level can be slightly different. Teachers will let you now closer to our SLC time.