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

You must discuss pupil progress with parents

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


Check your funding agreement, as that'll tell you your requirements for reporting to parents.

The DfE's model funding agreement explains that the requirements for maintained schools also apply to academies (see paragraph 2.28) - but check whether your funding agreement differs

It's up to you to decide how to meet this requirement

Often, schools use parents' evenings to discuss pupils' progress with parents. However there's no rules on the method you should use. 

If you'd prefer to hold a virtual parents evening - get guidance on how to run one here.

If you're looking for advice on how to consider parents evenings when it comes to separated parents, see this article.

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