10 Questions to Ask at Parents Evening
15th February 2011
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  1. Is my child happy at school?  This means on an emotional and social basis.
  2. What is my child’s attitude to learning? 
  3. Can he/she make friends easily? 
  4. Does he/she contribute to class discussions? 
  5. What does my child enjoy doing? Does my child prefer practical subjects (eg P.E, art, Design Tech), sciences (eg maths, science, geography) or humanities (history, English)?
  6. What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses? 
  7. How can I help at home? 
  8. Is he/she at the right/expected level for his/her age group?  If your child is on the SEN register, then ask to see their IEP (Individual Education Plan).  If you are worried about your child having learning difficulties then bring this up as well.  If your child is getting extra support at school then ask for details so that you know exactly what is being done to help your child.
  9. For older children ask about any outstanding work and when school exams are.
  10. How much homework should my child be getting?
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