15 – 18 April 2024

Image of Year 8 In Person Parents' Evening - Thursday 18th April

I would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening on Thursday 18th April. This is an important evening and provides you with an opportunity to meet in person with the teachers of your child. The evening will provide you an ideal opportunity to discuss tracking reports and progress with your child’s teachers. 

This is an important evening to provide a more personal contact between parents/carers and teachers. Appointments can be made using the School Cloud system which allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. This ensures that you have the opportunity to meet with as many teachers that you would like to see as possible.

In order to ensure that every parent/carer has equal opportunity to speak to their child’s teachers the duration of appointments will be strictly limited to 5 minutes. A countdown timer will be present in all the meeting venues so that there is a common start and end point to meetings. We will also be providing a minimum 5-minute break for parents/carers to allow for travel in between appointments. Unfortunately, in the interests of fairness to all parents, we will not be able to deviate from the scheduled appointments for the evening so it will not be possible to “drop in” with teachers on the evening to make up time for missed or late appointments. We are also unable to offer more than one appointment with each teacher per child. These appointments can only be made with the person who has been designated as the priority one contact for the child with the school. In the case where a child’s parents are from two different households, we would advise parents to liaise with each other regarding attendance at the appointments. 

As a number of teachers in the school have multiple year 8 groups it will not be possible for them to see the parents/carers of every child they teach. 

Appointments can be made from 3.10pm on Thursday 11th April and will be open until 1pm on the day of the Parents' Evening, Thursday 18th April. Doors will open at 3.50pm on the day of the Parents' Evening in readiness for appointments scheduled to start at 4pm. Parents/carers will be provided with information on where each member of staff can be found for their appointment on their arrival.

When you are ready to make your appointments, please visit https://balshawsce.schoolcloud.co.uk/ and follow the necessary steps. 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.

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.


Mr J S Morgan

Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum & Standards