Parents’ Evening is one of the most important dates in the school calendar, allowing teachers and parents to work together to improve students’ progress.
Parents’ Evenings often follow the issuing of a Monitoring Report or a Full Written Report and so teachers can take the opportunity to give further feedback on progress being made. The main focus of Parents’ Evening will be:
- What is going well
- Next steps for improvement / Even better if ….
Apart from the Year 7 Form Tutor Evening, all Parents’ Evenings are currently virtual online events using a system called SchoolCloud. As parents / carers, you are able to book appointments via our online booking system; this allows you to choose your own appointment times. You will be notified when Parents’ Evening for your child’s year group is coming up and told when booking opens. The link below will help parents to make and attend online appointments:
To use SchoolCloud for video appointments, you will need a device (smartphone or computer) linked to the internet with a microphone and speaker or headphones. The following outlines the system requirements of different devices:
- iPhone/iPad: Safari [Note: there is a known issue joining video calls using iOS 14.2. Please upgrade any iOS 14.2 devices to iOS 14.3, or use an alternate device.]
- Android: Chrome or Firefox
- Windows: Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge
- Mac: Safari, Chrome or Firefox
- Linux: Chrome or Firefox
There are no passwords to login. Instead, you enter your name and email address, your child’s name, and their date of birth. You will need to book slots with the teachers you want to see; appointments are allocated on a first come, first served basis. To enable parents to see as many different teachers as possible appointment slots last 5 minutes and will be automatically stopped once the time has elapsed. Please note if you are late to the appointment the end time will remain the same so you will have less time with the teacher.
You may wish to take a few minutes to watch this video tutorial and familiarise yourself with School Cloud in advance.
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