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Year 9 Parents’ Evening Online – 6th January 2022

Published on 8th December 2021

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 date for this Parents’ Evening is Thursday 6th January 2022. 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 event online via ePraise and Microsoft Teams. Attached with this letter is a reminder of how to make an appointment via ePraise so please follow this guidance to support you in signing up for and attending online appointments with staff.

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 5th January.  Appointments cannot be made on the day of the Parents’ Evening.  Parent Guide – Book an Appointment
  • 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 Rothwell – Pastoral Leader Year 9, and Mr Crandley – 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 6th 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 midday Tuesday 14th December.

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 Rothwell
Pastoral Leader Year 9

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
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