At Belvidere we pride ourselves on keeping our parents and carers regularly informed about their son/daughter’s progress, as parents/carers you are actively encouraged to contact the school should you ever have any concerns.
In addition to this we do have one ‘formal’ feedback evening a year for each year group, where you will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s subject teachers to discuss their progress.
Parents/Carers evenings take place from 4.30pm -7.30pm in the Hall and the Dining Hall and it works on a simple appointment system. Approximately two weeks prior to the evening, your son/daughter will be told by their form tutors and subject teachers that it is now the time to start making appointments. Parents/carers will be informed of this by email at the same time. Students should then see their subject teachers to make appointments. Appointment cards are kept in the students’ homework diary, so that parents/carers can monitor them and have a record of appointments for the actual evening. We will always endeavour to meet your requests for a specific time, but please bear in mind this may not always be possible. Appointments for each subject are at 5 minute intervals and we would appreciate if you could keep to these times to ensure that everyone is seen. Of course if there are things that you wish to discuss in greater detail, please simply contact the school and we can arrange for you to come in and meet the relevant person at a different time.
Staff will be based in the Hall/Dining hall and there will be people on hand to direct you towards the relevant staff member if you are unsure. At the end of the evening we also ask you to complete a short questionnaire about your experiences at Belvidere and ask us any questions you may have or highlight any concerns.
It is entirely up to you whether your son/daughter attends with you –we are always happy to see students at our parents/carers evening particularly in Key Stage 4 as they move closer to their GCSE examinations. This enables us to discuss their progress with both you and them, but this is by no means obligatory, often parents/carers welcome the opportunity to talk to teachers then feedback to their child, we leave it up to you to decide what suits you best!
Parents/Carers evening in 2018 take place on the following dates: all at 4:30pm
4th January –Year 10
16th January – Year 8
29th January – Year 7
1st March – Year 11
14th March – Year 9