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Year 8 Parents Evening 20th January 2022
07/01/2022

Year 8 Parents Evening, Thursday 20th January 2022 - Online Appointment Booking


Dear Parent/Carer

I would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening on Thursday 20th January between 3.30 and 6.30pm. This is an important evening and provides you with an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.

As you may be aware from last year, we introduced a new, intuitive and easy to use online video appointment booking system for Parents’ Evenings. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will then be sent an email confirming your appointment times.

The time limit on the system is set at 5 minutes per appointment and the system will automatically end each call on 5 minutes (you do have a timer on the screen so you will be aware of how long is left) This will enable staff to see all those who wish to make appointments. Due to the strict timings we are asking the following:
 Please pre-populate any questions you have and add them as a note on to your appointment. This can only be done if adding appointments ‘manually’ rather than selecting ‘automatically’. This will become clear once you are logged into the software. This added communication tool will give staff time to ensure they can address your specific requests
 If you haven’t sent them as a note, ensure you are ready to ask them at the start of the appointment as this will be the opportunity for this
 You will start the meeting by the start prompt on the screen – if you are late to do this, it will mean you have less time available to speak with the staff member.
 You will have already received your child’s December report. If there are any concerns about this information they can be addressed during the meeting.

Appointments can be made from 8.45am on Monday 10th January and will close on Thurs 20th January at 11am. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact us through the portal.

To create your log in and password, please visit https://upholland.schoolcloud.co.uk   You can then log in to book your appointments. A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter and further information and guidance videos are available on our school website (uhhs.uk) under ‘Virtual Parents’ Evening’.

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us through the parent portal, but be aware that the software will also work on a phone or tablet through the internet.

We think it is critically important to offer parents and students the opportunity to interact with class teachers to support discussion around futures, which is why we have chosen this online system during these ever increasing, COVID affected, winter months.

Mr S. Priestley
Lead for Behaviour & Attitudes