Parents' Evenings

Guidance to Parents' Evenings
All Year groups will have one Parents' Evening each academic year. These evenings are an opportunity for you, as parents, to meet and speak with your child’s subject teachers. Some year groups will have other evenings in addition to a Parents' Evening like a Tutor Evening, an Guided Choices Evening, or an Information Evening. These evenings are different in structure having a specific focus, and are not an opportunity to speak directly to subject teachers.

What to expect before Parents' Evening
You will receive a letter through your child notifying you about an imminent Parents' Evening. This should tell you the details of the evening and ask you to make appointments with subject teachers through your child. These appointments are only five minutes apart so it is advisable to leave a gap between each appointment to allow movement time in between. It is the responsibility of the student to make the appointments on your behalf.

Preparing for the meeting
At these meetings, subject teachers should inform you of how your child has performed up to this point in the year, how they expect them to progress over the rest of the year and what they could do to improve. As the meetings are very short in duration, many parents find it useful to prepare a little in advance by reviewing the Assessment and Feedback sheets for students in Years 7 to 9 or the latest Grade card for students in Years 10 and 11. Further information about assessment in all year groups can be seen by viewing the document attached at the bottom of this page. 




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