SCHEDULE OF PARENTS' MEETINGS 2016-2017
Parents’ Meetings provide an opportunity for subject staff, tutors, parents and individual students to discuss the student's progress and for parents to ask questions and express concerns. The dialogue should be beneficial to students, parents and staff.
Students are expected to attend the meetings with their parents.
The school uses an online booking system for Y7 - 10 parents’ meetings and parents/guardians will be notified via E-comm approximately three weeks prior to the parents’ meeting, when the system is open for bookings (please see table above for dates).
To access the booking system, click on the following link: Parents' Evening Booking System and enter the details as requested; make sure that you enter the tutor group correctly. For example 9A or 9B, NOT 9 A or 9 Ash. Please click on the following link for the help guide and video tutorials: Parents' Evening Bookings Guide
Making the Best Use of Parents’ Meetings
All parents are strongly encouraged to attend Parents’ Meetings, for they provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, to find out more about the teaching programme, and to get to know the teachers. Ideally your child is expected to attend the meeting with you.
Some schools restrict the Parents’ Meetings to an interview with the Tutor. We strongly believe that there is very real value in being able to meet subject teachers, but to accommodate this programme each interview has to be restricted to a maximum of five minutes. The following suggestions are aimed at helping parents to make the best use of this time:
Before the evening:
General issues for Parents’ Meetings:
In the early years of a child’s selective school education, the principal concerns are likely to be centred on:
Additionally from Year 9 onwards it may also be appropriate to discuss:
For all year groups you should also consider:
Make notes, especially of any action to be taken.
Most students have few, if any, major problems. Serious problems may need a separate appointment with relevant staff.