I've had both my childrens parent's evenings this week, primary school child on Tuesday and secondary school child on Wednesday.
Tuesday was great as we have known the teacher for a while ( via my older son) and she is a great 'tell it like it is' type. She knows my son very well and has his character sussed out. He gets on well with her as they very much share the same sense of humour and he probably gets away with more than he should! Reports were great but surprise surprise he can be a bit cheeky............no shock there.
Wednesday was a whole different experience!! Two huge halls all lined with desks and teacher names all the way round. 4 minutes per teacher with a 4 minute reprieve in between complete with a 'run the gauntlet' style dash to the next hall and next teacher!
Precious seconds of your time are taken up with the teacher looking for your childs details and even worse getting them mixed up with another child.........' sorry I have 2 kids with the same name in that particular class' being prominent in our 3 1/2 minutes left.
This marathon was endured for 2 1/2 hours without a break or the
If anyone has any experience of this, or any advice I would love to hear from you.