Plan the timing to minimise stress
Stagger the meetings over several days
That way, teachers don’t have to have all their pupils’ books ready and marked at the same time.
Offer parents flexibility, but don’t overburden staff with meetings
If parents can’t make the parents' evening, offer them an appointment on another day. Always check with the teacher before you book any appointments.
Make sure everyone sticks to time limits
Make it clear to parents that they need to stick to their assigned time slot.
For in-person meetings, provide everyone with a timer and a clearly printed timetable they can keep on their desk.
In a secondary school, parents will have meetings with lots of different teachers. If