This opening address given by Head Teacher, Garry Russell, introducing parents to the Secondary School’s ‘Meet the Teachers Evening’ on Wednesday 24th September, set the scene for a hugely successful parent/teacher event. One of the reasons for the school’s success is due to a very strong relationship between parents and teachers. Returning to tradition, parents were invited into the Secondary classrooms, to meet with relevant teachers from all of the Secondary subjects across the school.
The evening’s goal was to enable parents and teachers to connect face-to-face in order to acquaint themselves with each other. Parents and Teachers also got the opportunity to discuss students’ current level of progress based on the Settling-In Reports, which were issued to students on the same day.In addition to the individual parent/teacher conversations, parents were invited to attend specific key stage presentations, hosted by Assistant Head of Secondary, Mrs. Sarah Travis-Mulford for KS3 and Mr. Paul McConnell, Deputy Head of Secondary for KS4 and the IB Diploma Programme. These presentations proved very popular, with parents being given an overview of their son/daughter’s year group, academic expectations and key event highlights across Term 1, as well as positive developments regarding the Rewards and Sanctions Policy across the school.
We all look forward to the next parent/teacher event, with the first phase of formal Parent/Teacher conferences beginning with the Year 11 and Year 13 Parent/Teacher Evening on the 15th of October. In the meantime, in order to support the continuing progress of Regents’ students, all parents are encouraged to contact their son/daughter’s Head of Year in the first instance, should they wish to discuss any pastoral or academic matters.