On Tuesday 11th January 2022, at 4pm we have the Options Evening. This is the start of the options process and it continues until the deadline for options to be submitted which is Friday 11th February. The options evening will consist of a series of online meetings in Microsoft Teams with the departments that students and their families are interested in finding out about. Following this, at 6pm, a webinar on Zoom with Mr Hartley and Ms Ward to explain the options process in detail and to answer any questions you might have.
This models the experience as closely as possible to what we provide in more normal circumstances though this is the first time we have attempted this – please bear with us if there are teething troubles. The options booklet will be on the school website at least the day before the options evening. Please click here for the Options Handbook
Parents’ Consultation Evening
Appointments for Parents’ Evenings are made through e-praise. You are able to log on to e-praise on a computer with your own details or, alternatively, with those of your child. If you go to Community, then Parents Evening and click on the Year 9 Parents’ Evening box. Booking appointments should then be straightforward. For 2021-22 we intend to continue our successful Virtual Parents’ Evening through Microsoft Teams. More information will be shared before the evening itself.
If you have any difficulties accessing the system please email email@example.com. Appointment bookings are scheduled to open from approximately 10 days before the event.
Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis though the school will be contacting some families in advance to pre-book a few slots. Please be aware that the appointments are scheduled at 3-minute intervals to allow teachers with multiple classes to see as many families as possible. For most classes the time allocated will be multiples of this (usually six-minute slots).
Should a member of staff become fully booked parents/carers will need to request feedback via telephone or email. This can be done by contacting members of staff directly, your child’s form tutor or Head of House. Please be aware that Parents’ Evenings are to meet your child’s subject staff rather than their form tutor.