Parents' Evenings are held three times a year and are a chance for you and your child's teacher to talk about their progress in the classroom and any other issues that may be causing a concern.
Early in each academic year we hold an afternoon session for all parents to be able to come into school at the end of the day and get to know you child's new teacher for the year. We usually aim for the first full week back in September (06 September 2016 this year).
The first set of (informal) Parent Teacher Consultations for the year are scheduled for the week beginning 22 November 2016. These will be by appointment only and will be available to book online nearer the time.
We have follow up 'mid year' meetings linked to the children's reports. These will be by appointment only and will be available to book online nearer the time.
This year they are timetabled for the Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 01 March 2015.
These appointments will be preceded by full reports due home to parents/carers - Friday 26 February 2016
To book your child's appointment, please log on to the following website and follow the instructions on screen:
Towards the end of the school year, we have a 'Parents Open Afternoon', where there is the opportunity for you to have a look at your child's learning across the year and to meet the new class teacher for September.
This year we are planning around the week beginning 11 July for this session, preceded by summary reports due home to parents/carers - Friday 07July 2016 .
A lot of parents worry about what to ask at Parents' Evening, so we have some questions below that you may like to ask your child's teacher.
- Is my child happy at school when he/she is learning?
- Do they join in the lessons?
- How does my child learn best?
- Does my child ask for help when stuck or having problems with the work?
- Compared to the 'national average', how are they doing academically?
- What does my child need extra help in?
- How can I help my child at home?
You may also wish to ask questions about your child's behaviour in school. You know their behaviour better than anyone but sometimes their behaviour is different in school. Does their behaviour sound like them?
- Does my child get easily distracted or do they distract others?
- Does my child follow the rules when playing games or do they make up their own?
- How does my child sit when they are learning, do they chat, sit quietly or play around?
- Does my child have friends?
- Do they play with the children or by themselves?
- How does my child react when they are told that they have done something wrong or the work is wrong?