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Year 11 Virtual Parents Evening

Monday, 18 October 2021

Dear Parent/ Carer,

Year 11 Parents Evening ‐ 10th November 2021

I am writing to inform you that, as a result of last year’s evenings and parent voice questionnaire,

for this academic year, parents evening will continue to be held virtually. The first Year 11

Virtual Parents Evening will therefore take place on Wednesday 10th November with the first

appointment starting at 2.15pm and the final appointment being 7.25pm. Bookings will close

9th November at 12pm.

The virtual system, school cloud, can be accessed through the existing parents evening booking

system via the parent portal on the Newman website.

Appointments will be open for booking from Wednesday 20th October. We ask that your child

appears on screen with you, with the video turned on. Please have their latest progress check

to hand to discuss this with teachers. These will be received in the post prior to parents evening.

We strongly advise that you check your web browser is up‐to‐date and compatible in advance

of the evening. Once you have booked an appointment you are then able to check your camera

and microphone. We advise you do this before your appointment and can do so by selecting

‘join video appointment’ and then ‘test camera/microphone’. If you have any technical issues,

please email no later than Tuesday 9th November.

Appointments are bookable in five‐minute slots with each member of staff that teaches your

child. The video will count down as soon as this time starts. If you are late for your allotted

time you cannot claim back the time lost. The video begins countdown from the start of the

appointment and ends after five minutes, you will see a countdown at the top of the page. Mr

Collinge and Miss Hobin from our SEN team will also be available but appointments with them

are not compulsory.

Appointments are first come, first served. Appointments must be booked. You will not be able

to log on and see a staff member without a time slot. Meetings must not be recorded; it would

be illegal to do so.

Accompanying this letter is a guide to booking appointments and a guide to using the video

system. User guide videos can also be found on our website.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Year 11 Academic Co‐

Ordinator, Miss Butler

Yours faithfully,

Mr D. Maxwell – Senior Assistant Headteacher for Achievement

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