Parents Evenings

As with many events during the current times, we are having to re-think the way we run our parents’ evening.  We have explored many options and decided that we will conduct the parents’ evening this year through phone calls. For Years 7 and 8, the phone calls will be with the form tutor and all other year groups will be able to book telephone appointments with the teachers.  The phone calls will still follow the protocol of a parents’ evening in that you will be able to book a time-slot in an evening when the teacher will call you.  This will be limited to a 5 or 10 minute slot as per parents’ evening to ensure that as many parents as possible will be able to be contacted by the teacher.  Please see the table below with the dates of the evenings this year.

In order to facilitate the booking of the phonecalls, we have purchased a system that will enable parents/guardians to book appointments online. We will be using Parents Evening Manager on ParentMail, so you can book your parents’ evening appointments from your smartphone, tablet or computer. 

You will be alerted once you can book appointments, usually two weeks before the parents’ evening, and will then be able to select the times that are convenient to you. It’s all very straight-forward, but if you need help you can visit the ParentMail help site: www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/ and under the Application tile you will find Parents’ Evening Manager, where there are a lot of details and instructions.

Please note, you will need to be registered on ParentMail to be able to book appointments.  If you already receive ParentMail correspondence from the school you are already registered.  If you do not receive correspondence, please email admin@penglais.org.uk.

Once registered, if you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we highly recommend you download the ParentMail App so you can book appointments on your phone as soon as the appointment booking goes live. To do this, simply search for “ParentMail” in your App store.

Parents’ Evenings this academic year will be taking place on the following dates:

Year 7

Thursday 10th December 2020           –           Conversation with the Form Tutor

Thursday 25th March 2021                  –           Parents’ Evening

Year 8

Thursday 18th March 2021                  –           Parents’ Evening

Year 9

Thursday 4th February 2021                –           Parents’ Evening

Year 10

Thursday 3rd December 2020             –           Parents’ Evening

Thursday 20th May 2021                     –           Conversation with the Form Tutor

Year 11

Thursday 10th December 2020           –           Conversation with the Form Tutor

Thursday 28th January 2021                –           Parents’ Evening

Year 12

Thursday 4th March 2021                    –           Parents’ Evening

Year 13

Thursday 26th November 2020           –           Parents’ Evening

If you have any issues or queries with the process, please contact Miss Cara Jones, Student Services Manager, 01970 621121, as soon as possible.