Parent’s evenings are important because they give you an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, discuss what your child is doing at school and how they are getting on. When school and parents work together, children do better.
Before a parents’ evening - have a look through your child’s books and note whether tasks are being completed and marked, remind yourself of their last school report. Chat to your child to find out how they feel lessons are going in each subject.
Some useful questions to ask at parents’ evenings:
- Is my child’s progress in line with the teacher’s expectations?
- Have they done anything particularly well, or could they do better?
- What can they do to improve?
- How can I help as a parent?
- How much time should their homework take for this subject?
- What do their grades tell us about possible performance in future exams?
- Do they contribute in lessons?
Teachers have a wealth of knowledge and experience, so ask for their guidance and suggestions on how to help your child to do their best. Good teaching means identifying areas for improvement and remember what’s important is that they are achieving in line with their own capabilities.
2019/20 Parents’ Evenings:
- Reception to Year 6 – Thursday 10th October 2019, 3.30pm ~ 8.00pm
- Reception to Year 6 – Thursday 26th March 2020, 3.30pm ~ 8.00pm
- Year 11 - Thursday 5th December 2019, 4.15pm ~ 7.15pm
- Year 9 & 10 – Thursday 12th December 2019, 4.15pm ~ 7.15pm
- Year 8 – Thursday 19th March 2020, 4.15pm ~ 7.15pm
- Year 11 – Thursday 2nd April 2020, 4.15pm ~ 7.15pm
- Year 7 – Thursday 7th May 2020, 4.15pm ~ 7.15pm