What five things would parents like to change about parent-teacher evenings?
In Spring 2016 we asked you to share your thoughts on parent-teacher evenings. You told us these five things should change: Stop the rush, be honest, remember parents are adults, tell me about my child and no more tiny chairs! Find out more.
How do I raise a concern with the school?
If you have an issue or concern that relates to your child, then you should approach the school directly. The first point of contact will usually be your child's class teacher or form tutor. Read our guide to handling concerns and complaints confidently.
I feel out of touch with what's going on at school, what can I do?
Get in touch with the school office and find out how they send messages to parents. Is there an app you can download? Do they send emails or texts? If so check they have your contact details. Discuss the type of information you'd like to receive, here are some ideas of what you might expect.
Tes article: Why school reports matter.
This head of English argues that students and their families really value school reports, so teachers should be given the time to make them as good as they can be. Read the article here.