Is the traditional parents’ evening a thing of the past?

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14 December 2020

The traditional parents’ evening may be a thing of the past as schools hail the merits of virtual meetings.


Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, schools are backing innovative digital solutions to meet the challenges they face. 

While some were already well ahead on the digital journey, the pandemic has pushed the benefits of online working to the fore.

Scholars Academy Trust in Leicestershire says up to 90 per cent of parents now attend information meetings, which include curriculum workshops and parents’ evenings, since a move to Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  


Teachers’ professional development (CPD) and school tours have also been taken online. The LEO Academy Trust schools held CPD webinars, which allowed staff to participate from home, while the Birmingham-based Robin Hood MAT is expanding its virtual CPD concept nationwide. 

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