Parent Forums and Parents’ Evenings
Burford School believes that:
‘When parents and guardians and schools work together, children do better.’
It is widely recognised that the more involved parents and guardians are in their child’s education the better the student performs at school. Over the years, many educational papers have been written about the way the child’s classroom performance and academic achievement are significantly influenced by the extent to which parents and guardians become involved in school life and the interest they take in their child’s education.
The importance of communication
In order to establish and maintain this interest, there needs to be regular and reliable communication. For this reason, we have created an effective partnership by providing an open and communicative environment forming a link between the classroom and the home, and the school and the family.
Parent Forum evenings
Parent Forums give parents and guardians a greater insight into the learning environment of their child, bridging the gap between school and home, thus creating an inclusive community where information is communicated and exchanged regularly and personally.
Parents and guardians are invited to share a range of issues to raise achievement and ensure that good progress is made.
Parent Forum Evenings for 2022-2023 will be held on the following evenings:
Tuesday 20 September 2022, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Monday 3 October 2022, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
There is a Parents’ Evening for each year group once a year. In addition to the regular Reviews, which give a written assessment of each student’s progress, this is the opportunity to discuss with teachers how a child is progressing, and to voice any worries or concerns.
Parents’ Evenings differ from Parent Forums in that their purpose is to focus on each individual child, to talk about how personal progress, share any concerns and discuss how to make a difference. The time and effort put in by parents, guardians, and teachers at this point makes a significant different to the success of each student throughout their time at Burford.
Parents’ Evening for 2022-2023 will be held on the following evenings:
Year 7: Thursday 11 May 2023
Year 8: Thursday 22 June 2023
Year 9: Thursday 2 February 2023
The Year 9 Parents’ Evening is also the Options Evening at which a talk on the process of selecting GCSE options is given.
Year 10: Thursday 8 June 2023
Year 11: Thursday 23 February 2023
Year 12: Thursday 27 April 2023
Year 13: Thursday 9 March 2023
We also hold meetings early in the academic year to give parents and guardians the opportunity to come into school and meet their child’s new Form Tutor.
Year 7: Thursday 6 October 2022
Year 8: TBC
Year 9: TBC
Year 11: TBC
Year 12: Wednesday 5 October 2022
Year 13: TBC
Those who have questions about their child’s progress during the year, are welcome to contact us. Heads of Year and Form Tutors can be contacted via email, with details listed here.