Consultation evenings for Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 in addition to the second evenings for Years 11 and 13 will be held online.
Please find instructions below on how to sign in to the Consultation Evenings system, how to book appointments, and how to attend the evening itself, when held online. If two parents will be in different locations for the evening, e.g. one is at work, or you are separated, it is possible for one parent to invite the other so both can attend; instructions for this are below.
|1. Select Consultation Evening
Click on the date for the consultation evening you are booking for. If you are unable to make the evening, please click I'm unable to attend.
|2. Select Booking Mode
Choose Automatic if you'd like the system to suggest the shortest possible appointment schedule based on the times you're available to attend.
To pick the times to book with each teacher, choose Manual, then press Next.
We recommend choosing the automatic booking mode when browsing on a mobile device.
|3. Select Availability
Drag the sliders at the top of the screen to indicate the earliest and latest you can attend.
|4. Choose Teachers
Select the teachers you'd like to book appointments with. A green tick indicates they're selected. To de-select, click on their name. Please note: for Key Stage 3 evenings you will be limited on the number of appointments you can make in the first 72 hours, in order to allow for fairer booking.
|5. Automatic Booking
If you chose the automatic booking mode, you'll see provisional appointments which are held for 2 minutes. To keep them, choose Accept at the bottom left.
If it wasn't possible to book every selected teacher during the times you are able to attend, you can either adjust the teachers you wish to meet with and try again, or switch to manual booking mode.
|5. Manual Booking
Click any of the green cells to make an appointment. Blue cells signify where you already have an appointment. Grey cells are unavailable.
To change an appointment, delete the original by hovering over the blue box and clicking Delete. Then choose an alternate time.
You can optionally leave a message for the teacher to say what you'd like to discuss, or raise anything beforehand.
Once you're finished booking all appointments, at the top of the page in the alert box, press click here to finish the booking process.
All your bookings now appear on the My Bookings page. An email confirmation has been sent and you can also print appointments by pressing Print. Click Subscribe to Calendar to add these and any future bookings to your calendar.
To change your appointments, click on Amend Bookings.
|9. [OPTIONAL] Invite another parent
You may invite up to one other parent to an appointment if (e.g.) you live at different addresses, or one parent will be at work during an appointment slot. You can do this when you first book your appointments, or return any time before the evening starts. Further instructions for doing this are available here.
You can click the Device Settings button to change your options here, if multiple cameras/microphones are available.
Once your devices are set up you can click Proceed to video call. This next page is where you will spend the evening: each call will appear in turn on this screen, and your schedule is displayed for you. You need to click to join each call but do not need to navigate away from this page.
There is a countdown shown above the video port displaying how long is left in the current call. This will change colour when less than a minute remains. Once the timer reaches zero the call will be automatically disconnected; this is out of the control of the teaching staff so please do not be offended if this happens. It is necessary to ensure the schedule is adhered to.
- Y12 Parent and Guardian questionnaire March 2021 (PDF)
- Year 10 Parent and guardian questionnaire January 2021 (PDF)
- Year 9 Parent questionnaire January 2021 (PDF)
- Y7 Parent and guardian questionnaire March 2021 (PDF)
- Year 7 Student questionnaire (PDF)