Parents' Evenings are just one of the opportunities for updating on children's progress. The following information gives all details about how we will be reporting educational progress to parents over the session.
We hold an open morning in September. This will give you an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, see the area they are being taught in and gain a snapshot of the work they do in class.
You can come in either between 9.30a.m. and 10.30 a.m. or between 11a.m. and 12 noon.The Nursery time will be between 9a.m. and 10a.m. If parents are working and can’t come then other relations, family friends or childminders are welcome. Please let your child know who will be coming in advance.
Each year we undertake a whole school topic and invite family and friends in to see what the children have been learning and to join in some activities. Over the year individual classes also may invite parents in to share particular topics they have been working on.
How can you get the most out of parents' evenings?
Before your Parent Interview your child will bring home a selection of the work they have been doing in school. We would really appreciate you looking at the work, discussing it and returning the short response sheet. You may also want to ask your child if there is anything in particular, on display in the class or school, that they would want you to look out for.
Some questions you might want to ask at your interview.
Is my child happy at school?
How well does my child take part in class activities?
What more can you tell me about my child's strengths and how they can improve? Can you explain what my child will be doing next?
What can I do to help my child at home?
Talking about these things helps parents and teachers to understand and agree the roles that they can play.
What can you contribute at the parents’ evening?
Children do better when information about their learning is shared between everyone involved in their education. Discussing what your child is doing outside school can help the teacher to build on that learning at school.
You might want to share information on:
the interests, hobbies or activities your child is involved in
how you feel your child is coping with school and school work
any particular worries or difficulties you've noticed
changes in family circumstances.
Letting your child's teacher know what is going on outside of school can be helpful but you don't have to give any more information than you want to.
We hope that parents’ evening helps you play an active role in discussing your child’s progress.
Remember if you want to discuss an issue or concern in more detail, you can arrange a follow up meeting with the teacher or Mrs. Cunningham.
There will be two sets of parent interviews. This involves a ten-minute appointment to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher. These appointments are arranged over three evenings twice in the year. Please remember that there will be other parents waiting for their appointment so that if you find you need longer than 10 minutes you should arrange a convenient time to come back in. Parent interviews are held in November and March.
End of Term Report
This will sum up your child’s progress for the year and will be sent out in June.
Other informal events over the year allow you to see what your child has been involved with e.g. school shows, church services, open events at the end of topics, Scottish Afternoons.