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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Parent''s Consultation Evenings

We are changing the arrangements for Parents Consultation Evenings to improve the experience for families...

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to you in relation to this year’s Parents Consultation Evenings. During the last academic year we tried hard to make the evenings less frantic and rushed through:
  • Extension to the spaces used
  • Controlling the flow of numbers through allocated slots for ‘A’ and ‘B’ half of the year group families
  • Inserting a 30 minute break to ease pressure on car parking and queues waiting for teachers
  • Extending the time frame of each evening.
We introduced the above through the year and found that while this resulted in a more relaxed evening, there was still a difficulty in ensuring that parents had sufficient time with each teacher. On the final consultation evening we finished school at 2.20pm and extended the length of the evening further, resulting in by far the most satisfactory experience for families.
Consequently, for this academic year, on those days that have a Parents Consultation Evening, school will end after period 5 (2.20pm), starting with Year 11 on Thursday 29th November.
Without the School Hall, we have no option but to use a number of classrooms for consultations during this year. We will make every effort to ensure that families are not inconvenienced.
Finally could I ask all families to support our School community Advent Service on 18th December at 6:00pm in the Visitation Church.
Yours sincerely
Michael Kiely