Over the years we have trialled various systems for Parents Evenings. We have used paper based appointment systems, online appointment systems, turn up and queue and meet the Form Tutor.
Whilst feedback on the evenings is overwhelmingly positive, about the information received and the quality of support, each time parents have complained about appointments over-running, missed appointments and parents not being able to book appointments.
No system is perfect, but we need to address the issue that parents do not always get to see the teacher they need to see on Parents Evening.
So we will trial a longer evening for Yr10 on Thursday 12 March. To facilitate this, we need to dismiss students earlier at 2.30pm.
On the day, students will have some shorter lessons, being 40 minutes instead of 50 minutes. However, they will have all their normal lessons for the day. If there is an issue with any student who is unable to go home at 2.30pm, they can remain in school until 3.15pm supervised by a member of staff.
The Yr10 Parents Evening will start at 3pm. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 3PM.
Staff are entitled to a half hour break after teaching through the day, ahead of a long Parents Evening. We will not be able to accommodate parents on site before 3pm. The evening will finish promptly at 6pm, so that staff can maintain a reasonable work-life balance. We do need your co-operation with this evening, as we review our systems for Parents Evening.