At St Martins we are committed to continual feedback and dialogue between home and school. You should expect that if we have any concerns or questions that we will get in touch quickly so these are resolved and if necessary actions are put in place. We also strive to get in touch to share good news and praise students for their hard work and dedication. Similarly, it is important that if at any point you have queries or concerns please get in touch with the school (see emails of staff below) please do not wait until the formal meeting for your child/ward’s year group, we also want to hear from you.
Each half term year 10 & 11 parents are invited to an online forum where key information is shared and there is an opportunity to ask questions you may have, if you are able to attend these they are recorded and the link is shared on the website.
Forums also take place for the other year groups ahead of important events in their school year e.g. year 9 options. A timetable of the forums is found below.
All years have a yearly formal learning review meeting where there is an opportunity to meet with the class teacher(s) to discuss your child/ward’s progress and ask questions you have.
Below is a guide you may wish to use to plan your meetings to get the most out of it. We would recommend having something to make notes as sometimes the meetings can contain a lot of information.
Your child’s teachers will discuss the following areas during the parents evening, which we believe are the five key areas of their learning and progress at our school:
Levels and grades are not discussed as we want to ensure that we truly focus on pupil progress (success and next steps), rather than simply their attainment. We will discuss levels at KS4, as pupils build towards their GCSE exams.
Learning Review meetings are a two way process and we encourage questions from parents. You may wish to consider noting a couple of questions and/or observations on key subjects in advance so you’re your appointments are focused and make the most of the limited time.
Some useful questions might be:
St Martins School uses an online booking system called 'School Cloud'.
This allows parents to book the appointments they chose within the times that best suit them. The system allows for short gaps in between appointments to ensure they all run on time. The system has an inbuilt booking mode which finds the most efficient booking schedule for the parent to see the teachers they chose in the shortest amount of time possible.
On line appointments can be accessed on any device with a microphone and speaker/headphones e.g. smartphone, iPad, tablet, laptop and PC.
For help with school cloud use the following link:
ACTIVATE AND ADVANCE - 20th September/18th October Meet and Greet - learning review meetings on 30 and 31 January 2024
YEAR 11 - 9 November 2023 Review day - targeted parent meetings 1 February 2024
YEAR 10 - 14 March 2024
YEAR 9 - 30 November 2023 - OPTIONS 29 February 2024 ONLINE
YEAR 8 - 9 MAY 2024
YEAR 7 - Review days - 17/18 October 2023 and learning review meetings on 13 June2024