Due to current circumstances, all face-to-face events are suspended.
This page will be updated with plans for how we will keep you informed of your child's progress. We'll also post details about future face-to-face Parents' Evenings once they can be resumed.
Why attend Parents' Evening?
Parents' evenings are held so that you can meet your child’s teachers to talk about your child’s progress, what is going well, where support is needed, how you can support your child’s learning and to let them know more about your child. (e.g. other interests/activities your child is involved in, things that might affect their learning such as moving house, a bereavement, etc.) It also provides you with a chance to ask the teachers questions that you or your child may have.
Parents Evening Resources
What happens at parents evening?
Parents' evenings are run by appointment, where you have time slots in which to see teachers. Students are given a timesheet before Parents' evening, which they are required to take to each of their teachers to make appointments for you. Parents' Evening takes places in faculty classrooms across the school. Students may attend with parents and carers.
Things to think about before attending
Talk to your child before Parents' Evening about their progress and ask if there are any questions that he/she would like you to ask the teachers. If you receive your child’s school report beforehand, take some time to read it and talk to your child about it so that you can think about the questions you would like to ask. After Parents Evening, if you attended without your child, tell them about your discussions with teachers and talk about what you can do to best support his/her learning – this is a good opportunity to recognise and praise your child’s strengths.
What questions can I ask at parents evening?
Some questions you might want to ask include:
- How is my child progressing/getting on with school work?
- What are they good at?
- Which areas does my child need to improve in?
- How much homework should my child be doing?
- What kind of homework should my child be doing?
- What can I do to help my child’s learning?
If you feel that you would like to discuss something in more depth, it might be helpful to make a follow-up appointment to see a teacher.
What happens if I cannot attend parents evening?
Contact the school if you are unable to attend Parents' Evening and ask if you can make an appointment to see a teacher at a more suitable time. Remember – you do not have to wait until parents evening to discuss any queries or concerns you have. You can contact the school and ask to speak to a member of staff at any time of the school year.