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Year 9 Parents’ Evening – 14 January 2021

Published on 17th December 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope this letter finds you well. As you will be aware from the school calendar, we have a Year 9 Parents Evening scheduled for January. The revised date for this Parents Evening is Thursday 14th January. This important event will allow subject teachers to update you on your child’s attitudinal and academic progress so we strongly encourage all parents and carers to attend.  In order to support the whole school community, we will be hosting this online event via ePraise and Microsoft Teams. Attached with this letter is a reminder of how to sign up to ePraise so please follow this guidance if you have not yet registered.  All parents are expected to sign up by Thursday 7thh January if you have not already done so.

To allow this Year 9 Parents’ Evening to run smoothly, we would like all parents to adhere to the following guidance:

  • To make all online appointments using the guidance provided.  All appointments must be made by Wednesday 13th January.  Appointments cannot be made on the day of the Parents’ Evening.
  • To request only one appointment per child for each subject.  Appointments will last for five minutes and staff will need to stick rigidly to time.  If you wish to discuss your child’s progress beyond the scheduled appointment, you can contact the subject teacher at another convenient time.
  • To join the online meeting no earlier than two minutes before the scheduled appointment.  You will then be held in the ‘meeting lobby’ and the teacher will invite you to the meeting at the scheduled time.
  • In the event of any technical difficulties, or if you are unable to make the agreed appointment time at late notice, parents should avoid trying to join another meeting later in the evening.  The teacher will, instead, contact you after Parents’ Evening to discuss your child’s progress.

Appointments can be made with your child’s subject teachers between 3:45pm and 6:45pm.   Other key staff –  Mr Longshaw – Pastoral Leader Year 9, and Mrs Eldridge – Deputy Head and Senior Leader link for Year 9, and Mrs Morrill – Assistant Head Teacher in charge of KS3, will also be available.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to “seeing you” virtually on Thursday 14th January. The school will send a message nearer the time to alert you to the ePraise Parents’ Evening booking system, which will be open from Thursday 7th January.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us in school.

Yours sincerely


Mrs M Morrill
Assistant Head Teacher KS3

Mr Longshaw
Pastoral Leader Year 9

Parent Guide – Booking Appointments


Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
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