In secondary school you might only meet your child’s teachers once a year, so it pays to be prepared. You can make the most of parents’ evenings by:
spending some time with your child before the evening discussing their strengths, weaknesses and any problems at school;
- making a list of questions to ask teachers about your child’s work, how they get along with classmates and their general attitude toward school;
- being prepared to listen when meeting teachers, even to criticism of your child’s work or behaviour;
- asking questions, especially if you don’t understand or agree with something;
- trying to take away from the meeting some positive steps that you, your child and the teachers can take to help your child succeed.