How old are your kids? Our older ones often sign up for their parents. Or their parents will phone in a request (as they get advance warning of when the list is going up) and the teacher will sign up for them, once the list is out on display.
Or rather, we used to do this. So many parents, by KS2 at least, were in your position of working and being unable to get to the lists, that we now send out a form to fill in with some broad time windows to select, and the staff allocate appointments, making allowances for siblings. Works fine.
I know how you feel!! I had to take the children with me last year as I wasn't able to get a slot later! They took notice the next time mind you and gave me one after 6pm!!
Really pleased that I'm on maternity leave and don't have to worry about that this time round (although have found out that the consultations are also the same time as my due date but hoping will have had baby by then!).
thanks, kreecherlivesupstairs. SO SO SO petrified of being a precious mum. I have only one child, Clam, and he is in reception. God alone knows how many times I have apologised to the teacher and TA for telling them things about DS in case they need to know!! (but in my defence DS is undergoing occlusion therapy so they do need to know!)
SB77, i was not even sure if we could take DS with us (DH would want to go, too) but a friend from the school has already offered to have him.
thing is, i am a childminder so I have to get slots for my other parents too!!!!