Year 8 Parents’ Evening 2021

3 March 2021

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Thursday 11 March 2021

I would like to invite you to attend our online Year 8 Parents’ Evening which will take place on Thursday 11 March from 3.30 pm – 7.00 pm. This is an important evening and provides you with an opportunity to discuss the progress of your child with each subject teacher.

The school is trialling a new intuitive and easy to use online video appointment booking system in light of Covid restrictions, and will take place through the digital platform, School Cloud. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. If this platform is successful, and an improvement to the previous system, we may continue to use this system for some events in the future and we welcome any feedback.

Appointments must be booked in advance of the evening. Appointments can be made from Thursday 4 March 2021 at 9.00 am and will close on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 3.00 pm. This will enable teaching staff sufficient time to organise and plan a schedule for each appointment. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.

Please visit https://holycross.schoolcloud.co.uk to book your appointments. A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter. The user guide is also accessible on the school website should you need any assistance. We would also recommend you visit the following link, which provides a seven minute video on how to log in to book, and later attend video appointments: https://support.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/article/801-video-parents-how-to-attend-appointments-over-video-call. On Parents’ Evening, parents should use the same link to access appointments through any device that is equipped with a microphone and front-facing camera. School Cloud will automatically begin and end your meeting in the appointment slot that is booked with each teacher. To allow for any problems, please aim to be logged on to the system 10 minutes before your first appointment.

Due to the number of classes many teachers have in Year 8, the appointments will take no longer than two minutes. We ask that you support our staff by keeping your conversation within this time slot. Staff will be happy to arrange another time to contact you if there are particular circumstances that require a longer conversation.

Due to recent staffing changes with maternity leave for Mrs Chapman-Dean and Mrs Whiteway, there will be no appointments for these teachers at this time.

If you have any queries on the night, a member of the senior leadership team will be available to answer any queries by contacting the school office on 01257 262093. This is the first time that we have done this, so I ask for your patience if there are any trouble shooting problems. Thank you for your continued co-operation.

Parents guide to booking appointments on SchoolCoud.

Yours sincerely
Miss T Marcroft
Assistant Headteacher