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Parents Evening

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:

    • Progress – how your child is currently meeting their potential in each subject area.
    • Attitude to learning – how they are currently behaving and trying in each lesson.
    • Classwork and homework – what their day-to-day classwork is like; effort and progress made in homework tasks.
    • Overall presentation and literacy – how well they are presenting their work, to the best of their abilities, and how well they are demonstrating the basic literacy skills of correct spellings, capitals, punctuation marks and grammar.
    • Next steps – target to improve progress within each subject area.

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.

 

Parents evenings 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:

  • Is my child’s progress in line with the teacher’s expectations?
  • Has he or she done anything particularly well, or badly?
  • What can he or she do to improve?
  • How can I help as a parent?
  • How much time should my child’s homework for this subject take?
  • What do his or her grades tell us about possible performance in important future exams?
  • Does he or she contribute in lessons?

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.

From September we hope that appointments can take place in school face to face or 'online' which will give parents even greater flexibility.

On line appointments can be accessed on any device with a microphone and speaker/headphones e.g. smartphone, iPad, tablet, laptop and PC.

https://stmartins316.schoolcloud.co.uk/