May 7, 2023

What Questions Should I Ask at Parents’ Evening?

Your next parents’ evening is coming up, and it’s usually wise to have a set of questions ready to help make the process a lot more comfortable for both parties. Here are some questions you could ask your child’s teachers at their parents’ evening.

How is my child doing?

A very common and usually the first question you will ask teachers, if they don’t already answer this for you upon meeting. You want to know how your child is picking up new skills, but also how they are handling things from a wellbeing perspective. This will help you see how your child is realistically handling the curriculum and where to go from here.

Are there any areas for improvement you would recommend?

Every student will have their weak areas, which is the purpose of a parents’ evening – to find ways you can help your child improve in time for the next teacher meeting. Teachers can give you actionable advice that you may have not picked up on at home, which you can go away and help your child with.

Where is my child doing well?

There’s of course the opportunity to see the strengths your child has in their studies. This helps you to highlight where your child could be developing their skills as they gain new ones, as well as helping you both find out where their passions could lie. Being aware of your child’s strengths will help you steer your child in the right direction and help them overcome future problems.

What can I do to support you (the teachers)?

Having a little action plan to help your child pick their skills up easily and move forward will give them a step-by-step guide to improving in time for the next parents’ evening. UK boarding schools always recommend advising parents on how they can help from the sidelines. It’s worth your child’s education if you can support the teachers where you can as well.

So as long as you come in prepared for your child’s parents’ evening it should be a smooth and positive experience. Not only are you helping your children, but you can also offer support to their teachers to ensure everyone is on the right track.

Thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

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