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parents' evening


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An event at which parents are invited into their child's school to meet the teachers and discuss their child's progress. It is held after school hours and pupils may or may not be encouraged to attend with their parents. It is usual in larger schools, particularly secondary schools, for a schedule of appointments to be drawn up for each teacher so that a parent can ‘book’ their allotment of time with each of their child's teachers. In secondary schools, separate events are often held for separate year groups. The frequency of parents' evenings will depend upon the school, but parents will normally be provided with such an opportunity to come into school at least once each academic year. It is often said by teachers that those parents who consistently fail to attend parents' evenings are often precisely those whom the school would most wish to engage with about their child's progress or behaviour.

Subjects: Education.


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