Parent consultation evenings: requirements

You must provide at least 1 opportunity per year for parents/carers to discuss pupil progress with a teacher. Find guidance on how you might do this.

Last reviewed on 6 September 2023
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Contents
  1. You must discuss pupil progress with parents/carers
  2. You can decide how to meet the requirements
  3. Set expectations for staff attendance 

You must discuss pupil progress with parents/carers

Maintained schools

For each year group, you must provide at least 1 opportunity per year for parents or carers to discuss their child's progress with a teacher.

This is set out in Regulation 6 of The Education (Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2005.

Academies 

Check your funding agreement for your requirements for reporting to parents/carers.

The DfE's model funding agreement explains that the requirements for maintained schools also apply to academies (see paragraph 2.28 of the master academy and free school funding agreement, and 2.55 of the mainstream: single funding agreement) – but check whether your funding agreement differs.

You can decide how to meet the requirements

You can meet your obligation with a virtual parents' evening, as long as parents/carers can have a 1-on-1 conversation with a teacher. You

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