18 – 27 January 2022

I would like to invite you to attend our Online Parents’ Evening on the 27th January. This is an important evening and provides you with an opportunity to meet digitally with the teachers of your child. You’ll be receiving your child’s mock results on the same morning and the evening will provide you an ideal opportunity to discuss them.

As part of our Covid-19 safety measures this event will be held online using a Parents' Evening system hosted by SchoolCloud. The evening will last for the same amount of time and have the same number of appointments available as a traditional ‘face-to-face’ Balshaw’s parents evening. The system allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. On the Parents' Evening itself you can log on using any digital device and then discuss your child’s progress with a Balshaw’s teacher from the safety and comfort of your home.

The appointment booking system is live and will be open until 3pm on the day of the Parents' Evening. Along with this information please see the Parent Guide below to using the system and hopefully you’ll find this useful. If, when you attempt to book an appointment with a teacher, their appointments are full, you’ll be placed on a reserve list and if an appointment becomes free you’ll be informed by email. If you don’t receive a reserve appointment and you have any concerns about that particular subject please contact the teacher via email and they will respond to your query.

When you are ready to make your appointments please visit;

https://balshawsce.schoolcloud.co.uk/ and follow the necessary steps.

To be able to log onto the system you’ll need to use your name along with your email address. The email is so that you can receive reminders and appointment confirmations for the Parents' Evening. You will also need your child’s name and date of birth to gain access to the system. Where parents are unable to attend the Parents' Evening together please see the guide below for instructions on sharing appointments.  This will enable two parents to join the meeting from different locations.

Please see the guides below:

Year 11 Parents' Evening Guide

In the days leading up to the Parents' Evening please visit the webpage below and study the instructions on how to take part in the evening.

https://support.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/article/801-video-parents-how-to-attend-appointments-over-video-call

Yours sincerely

 

Mr A. Holland

Assistant Headteacher