We use an online booking system for the Parent Consultation Evening. It reduces the administration for the school and help parents on the odd occasion that children forget to bring letters home or hand in completed slips. It enable parents to book all brothers/sisters at the same time so that, subject to availability, appointments are closer together.
Invites are sent as a text to the first mobile number so keeping your numbers up to date is vital. As ever, we ask that, unless there are exceptional circumstances, separated parents attend together. With the notice we give, we do not offer alternative appointments unless there are exceptional circumstances (both parents rostered in emergency services, frontline NHS etc.)
Dates for 2017 - 2018
Thursday 19th October 2017 3.30 - 9.00pm
Thursday 15th March 2018 3.30 - 9.00pm
Dear parents and carers
Parents and Carers Consultation Evening (PCCE)
As you know, we publish key events for our school as early in the year as possible on both the website and in newsletters. We hope that this early notification helps you in planning ahead for your ten-minute appointment because we understand that you have work and family commitments to juggle! Staff spend a lot of time preparing for these meetings and they look forward to sharing your child’s progress and next steps. Children also like being able to share their work with you and, when you attend, it shows them that you value their learning.
We are obviously happy to re-schedule where there is absolutely no possibility of attending. This would include anyone scheduled to work for Kent Fire & Rescue, front line NHS staff such as nurses; it does not include auxiliary health care staff or administrative staff. It is not reasonable to expect staff to accommodate additional appointments for other reasons such as ‘I forgot/ my child didn’t remind me/the time wasn’t convenient'. We have noticed an increasing number of parents booking an alternative appointment at 3.15pm over several nights and up to four weeks after the original evening. This is difficult for staff as they have lesson planning/marking, courses, clubs, governors’ meetings, etc after school.
We would also respectfully ask that parents who are separated book one joint appointment. This ensures that the same information is shared at the same time and from a practical point of view, with a fixed number of appointments available, everyone can be accommodated. Please speak in confidence to me if you feel there are additional circumstances which make this too difficult.
The next PCCE is Thursday 20th October 2016 3.30 – 9.00pm so please make sure it’s in your diary!
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter - it is much appreciated.
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