Parents' Evenings

Guidance to Parents' Evenings

Most 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. Year 10 will have two Parents’ Evenings to enable parents to see how their children have started the GCSE courses and, later in the year, how they have performed on mock exams taken in July.

Some year groups will have other evenings in addition to a Parents' Evening like a Tutor Evening, a 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

We use an electronic system to book Parents’ Evening appointments. This means that you will be able to make appoints from your smartphone, tablet or computer. You will receive a letter through Parentmail which will inform you that the system is ready and open for bookings. These appointments are only five minutes apart so it is advisable to leave a gap between each appointment to allow movement time in between. The system is straight forward, but, if you need help, please click on the link here. If you have any further difficulty with this process, please contact the Finance Office for support.

https://www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/applications/parents-evening-manager/

Preparing for the meeting

At these meetings, subject teachers will 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 short in duration, many parents find it useful to prepare a little in advance by reviewing:

  • Attitude to Learning grades for each subject
  • Assessment and Feedback sheets for students in Years 7 to 9
  • Grade Cards 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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