Parents’ evenings continue through online appointments
Home-school communication is an important part of the learning journey at Ruislip High. The school has been keen to continue parents’ evenings throughout the autumn term of 2020 despite the challenges of the pandemic. Parents’ evenings have been organised through a purpose-designed online video platform. This has worked smoothly, with parents and students accessing on-screen appointments from home. Parents’ evenings for Years 9 and 12 take place in the autumn term, with events for all other year groups happening in the spring and summer terms of 2021. Thanks to the excellent communication from the Heads of Year and Assistant Heads of Year, Ruislip High enjoys very high participation at parents’ evenings.
Mr Alexander, Head of Year 9, said.'It was unbelievably pleasing to be a part of the school's first online parents’ evening. Not only was the feedback from parents and students extremely positive (see below), there was also a real buzz around the school from the staff who took part. In my opinion, this might be the way forward for future parents’ evenings!'
In addition, online appointments have also been used for a special Virtual Tutor Evening for Year 7 students. Head of Year 7 Ms Loizou said,'It was wonderful to have so many Year 7 parents join us for this event in November. It does feel strange that we can't meet in person but I am glad that so many parents took the opportunity to meet the form tutors to discuss how their child is settling in at secondary school. They were also able to hear subject feedback ahead of a further Year 7 parents’ evening in the summer term of 2021. I was able to speak to quite a few parents myself and it was lovely to hear that our students feel settled and happy at school.'
'Considering myself quite experienced in parents evenings at the school, I would say that this was the best ever in many ways...........I felt I needed to write to say well done to all involved.'
'I would just like to say that I felt the parent meetings were so much better doing it via video link as there were no distractions and it felt a lot more private and personal. Thank you to everyone. Keep safe and enjoy a well deserved break!'
'I would just like to congratulate you all on a very successful Year 9 Parents' evening. The system was very easy to use and worked very well.'