How many minutes are parents' evening slots at your school?

(57 Posts)
notusedbysomeonealready Thu 24-Oct-19 15:10:55

Ours are 5 minutes and it doesn't seem long enough.

How long is normal?

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BloodyCats Thu 24-Oct-19 15:11:46

10 minutes at ours.

Yubaba Thu 24-Oct-19 15:11:56

10 and it’s pretty strongly enforced.

ATowelAndAPotato Thu 24-Oct-19 15:14:26

Ten minutes at ours, spread over two evenings as 30 per class!

5 mins seems tight unless the message is - all ok, nothing worth mentioning!! In which case, what’s the point of having a meeting?

ApacheTomcat Thu 24-Oct-19 15:15:06

I think it's 5 minutes at ours.

30 children in the class and a 3hr-long parents evening means that there probably isn't time for much more than that.

Bluntness100 Thu 24-Oct-19 15:15:14

Ours was Five mins per teacher.

TeenPlusTwenties Thu 24-Oct-19 15:15:55

10 mins at primary


TheTurnOfTheScrew Thu 24-Oct-19 15:16:38

ours are five minutes long.
it's clearly not enough, as we always ask for one of the later slots because of work, and invariably have a 20-60 minute delay.

notusedbysomeonealready Thu 24-Oct-19 15:17:33

This is a primary school.

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PrincessHoneysuckle Thu 24-Oct-19 15:20:48

10 to 15

KipperTheFrog Thu 24-Oct-19 15:22:17

10 minutes, over 2 evenings.

TokyoSushi Thu 24-Oct-19 15:23:55

10 over 2 evenings

Sotiredbutcannotsleep Thu 24-Oct-19 15:28:27

10 minutes (held on two evenings )

MerryMarigold Thu 24-Oct-19 15:30:29

10 mins. School shuts half day to get through everyone.

SoyDora Thu 24-Oct-19 15:30:33

10 mins and always feels just about right.

Clangus00 Thu 24-Oct-19 15:42:26

7 minutes.
They have a P7 standing outside the door with a stopwatch as well.

msmith501 Thu 24-Oct-19 15:42:29

Fifteen mins at primary plus five mins before hand to get absorbed in their work books.... before sitting on really really small chairs smile

hopeishere Thu 24-Oct-19 15:44:06

10 mins some in the afternoon and then an exceptional closure day.

subwaysaladfan Thu 24-Oct-19 15:46:59

15 minutes primary

minipie Thu 24-Oct-19 15:49:19

10 minutes.

Unfortunately the teacher always seems to use 8 of those minutes talking through the kind of work the class has been doing. Next time I’m going to start with “hi, so what is my DC doing well at and struggling with” as that’s what I really want to know...

Ilovewillow Thu 24-Oct-19 15:49:57

10 minutes and you're Allowed to go on time and interrupt those taking over their 10 mins (I don't think anyone does though). We have an infants school and separated junior school and each yr is a three form entry so it's over two nights as well.

Flicketyflack Thu 24-Oct-19 15:53:53

10 mins @ primary
5 mins @ Secondary

msmith501 Thu 24-Oct-19 15:54:21

I recall the teacher telling me how well (day) Peter was doing.... when my son was called (day) David...cue some confused looks...

FrenchJunebug Thu 24-Oct-19 16:21:48

10 minutes here. If you have a pressing problem you can always talk to the teacher during the week. P/T meeting are just a brief summary.

Gizlotsmum Thu 24-Oct-19 16:33:03

10 mins but can book double appointments if necessary

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