19 – 21 April 2022

Our Year 8 Online Parents’ Evening on Thursday 21st April 2022. This is an important evening which provides you with an opportunity to meet remotely with the teachers of your child to discuss what your child has been learning and the progress they have made in Year 8.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening will run online through an intuitive and easy to use online system hosted by SchoolCloud. This system will allow you to discuss your child’s progress with a Balshaw’s teacher from the comfort of your own home. This removes the need for you to travel to School and therefore minimises any disruption to your evening. The evening will last for the same amount of time and have the same number of appointments available as a traditional ‘face-to-face’ Balshaw’s Parents’ Evening, and also ensures that appointments run to schedule. The system allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. There is a limit to one appointment per student and appointments will be for 3 minutes due to some teachers having more than one group. On the Parents’ Evening itself you can log on using any digital device, from your phone to a computer. SchoolCloud also has the facility to share a call with parents who may no longer live at the same address and if that’s the case please see the guide at the end of the page.

Appointments can be made from 9 am Friday 1st April 2022 and will be open until the 3 pm on the day of the Parents’ Evening on the 21st April. You’ll find a Parent Guide to using the system at the end of the page. If, when you attempt to book an appointment with a teacher, their appointments are full, you’ll be placed on a reserve list and if an appointment becomes free you’ll be informed by email. If you don’t receive a reserve appointment and you have any concerns about that particular subject please contact the teacher via email and they will respond to your query.

When you are ready to make your appointments please visit;

https://balshawsce.schoolcloud.co.uk/ and follow the necessary steps. To be able to log onto the system you’ll need to use your name along with your email address. The email is so that you can receive reminders and appointment confirmations for the Parents’ Evening. You will also need your child’s name and date of birth to gain access to the system.

In the days leading up to the Parents’ Evening please visit the webpage below and study the instructions on how to take part in the evening. We have already hosted several Parents’ Evenings using this system and the feedback we have received has been very positive. We look forward to you joining us on the night but if you are unable to join us, please let us know in advance.

https://support.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/article/801-video-parents-how-to-attend-appointments-over-video-call

Yours sincerely

Mr A Holland

Assistant Headteacher

Year 8 Parents' Evening Guides