Open Evenings

 

There are opportunites to meet with your child’s teacher(s), eg, open days, parent evenings, to find out what your child is doing at school and how they are getting on. This is also an opportunity to share information about your child and their learning.

The school will value your views on how you feel your child is coping at school. Sharing information about any particular worries or difficulties you have noticed or your child has discussed with you, will help the teacher(s) to support learning.

It is important to recognise and support children and young people’s achievements. Sharing information about what your child is doing out of school e.g. interests , hobbies, volunteering, or other activities your child is involved in, can help the teacher(s) build on learning at school.

Prepare any questions you or your child would like to ask or any concerns you may have.

 

Some questions you may want to ask:

 
  • How do you know how well my child is doing?

    Your child’s progress will be monitored by his/her class teacher in the subjects they study. The progress made is not just based on ‘tests’ but on the learning within the classroom setting and in settings outside of the classroom. The progress will be recorded and passed on as he/she move up through the school.

  • What evidence is gathered to see what my child knows, understands and can do? Is there any way we can help to gather evidence of our child’s learning to support the school?

    Evidence of children and young people's progress and achievements will come from day to day learning and through the things they may write, say, make or do.

  • What are my child’s strengths and how can they improve?

  • Can you explain what my child will be doing next?

  • How will the school continue to keep in touch to let me know how my child is doing?

  • How can I continue to give my views about my child’s learning to support their progress e.g. class blogs, e-portfolios, learning logs?

  • How can I let the school know about my child’s learning and achievements outside school e.g. interests, hobbies, volunteering, clubs etc?

  • What can I do at home to help support my child’s next steps?

  • What should I do if I think my child needs support?

  • How is the information about my child’s progress and learning being passed on at key transitions?

    From stage to stage and through the Curriculum for Excellence levels, from nursery to primary to secondary and from secondary to further education and beyond.

  • What opportunities are there for my child to contribute to the life of the school?