How to run a virtual parents' evening

If you want to give a virtual parents' evening a try, follow our advice to make sure your event runs smoothly. Plus, see examples from schools that have already hosted one.

Last reviewed on 19 February 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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Contents
  1. Try out a virtual parents' evening 
  2. Organise your time slots 
  3. Prepare to hold meetings via video or phone
  4. Provide a snapshot of pupils' work 
  5. Examples

Try out a virtual parents' evening 

For this academic year, it may be difficult to hold a face-to-face parents evening. Instead of traditional parents' evenings, we're seeing that lots of schools have held them virtually, either via video conferencing or over the phone. Read on to find out what you need to do to make sure the event runs smoothly. 

Organise your time slots 

How long the event will last: you may need more time than usual to run the event, as parents who'd usually not be that engaged with their child's learning may want to attend to find out how their child