Year 8 Parent’s Evening

Harvey Waller - Monday, February 08, 2021

1.45pm - 6.30pm on Thursday 25th February 2021

We have made the decision to change our Key Stage 3 curriculum to a three year Key Stage three curriculum, allowing our students more time to study a broad range of subjects before choosing subjects to gain qualifications in.

It is sensible at this time for our year 8 students to have extended years of Key Stage 3 study due to the limited amount of ‘in-school’ education the year group has had. This means that there will be no options process for students in year 8. The options process will now happen when students are in year 9.

We would like to invite all parents/carers of our Year 8 students to make appointments to meet with your son/daughter’s teachers via a virtual “Google Meet” meeting. This will be your first subject parent’s evening at PCS and will allow you to check on your child’s progress across terms 1 and 2 and over term 3 during lockdown in their respective subjects.

How do I make appointments?
Appointments will take place between 1.45pm and 6.30pm on Thursday 25th February. You will be able to book an appointment time using My Child At School (MCAS). Parents who have not yet logged into MCAS will receive an email with details on how to access this platform.

Booking slots will be open from 3pm on Monday 8th February and closed at midday on Monday 15th February. When you have logged in to MCAS, just click on the Parents Evening tab to access the bookings system.
Click here for a Parents Evening guide.

Can I see all my son/daughters teachers?
In theory you can, but some teachers work with more than one Year 8 class, so may not be able to see everyone they teach. It can be helpful to prioritise 5 or 6 teachers you really need to see. If your son/daughter has more than one teacher for a subject, you will only be able to book to see one of them.

How long are appointments?
Each appointment is allocated 5 minutes. It can be frustrating for parents when appointments overrun, so if we can all be mindful of this that’s a good start. Parents’ evenings are not the time to resolve deep-seated issues. If you have a concern you wish to address that will take longer than 5 minutes then please make an appointment to see the member of staff concerned on another occasion.

Do I really need to book a meeting?
Yes! Simply by booking a meeting you give your son/daughter a really strong message that you care about their education, are proud about what they have achieved, that you want to go on being proud and that you work in partnership with the school to support and guide them. The meetings will be more productive if your son/daughter is present.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Yours sincerely

Vickie Jenkins
Deputy Headteacher

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MCAS Guide