Thomas Estley Community College


Parents’ Evenings & Forums

Home-School Communication

We work in collaboration with parents in many ways, and are always looking for opportunities to strengthen links with the home. These currently include, but not exclusively:

  • Parents’ Evenings – consultations focused on progress, targets, support and information sharing.
  • Year 7 Tutor Parents’ Evening – an chance to meet your child’s tutor one-to-one and find out how your child is settling in to life at Thomas Estley.
  • Progress Reports – Your child will receive 4 progress updates per year (3 in years 7 and 10). We also provide a full written commentary from each subject teacher and tutor alongside one of the Progress Reports.
  • Communication through each student’s organiser between parents and teachers, on an ongoing basis.
  • Regular communications home, e-mailed through ParentMail2 (see below) and paper based as appropriate. These include a Parents Calendar and a regular newsletter.
  • Insight – Online access to your child’s data, including personal details, attendance, behaviour, rewards and detentions, homework and timetable information. Click here for more information.
  • Phonecalls and meetings as appropriate to share information and discuss issues.
  • Termly Parents’ Forum – an open network for parents to meet with the college senior leadership team, find out information and provide extra feedback. Dates for this year’s Parent Forums are listed to the right.
  • Family learning projects such as the “Together we are committed to success” (an annual family mentoring and learning project targeting students), as well as targeted coffee mornings and feedback events.
  • Open Evenings for key transitional information sharing, such as our GCSE Options Evening.
  • The college Facebook page to showcase achievements and a photo gallery. – you must be over 18 to view the page as it is aimed at parents.
  • The College also uses ParentMail2 to allow on-line payments.  At the start of each academic year new pupils will be issued with a registration letter.  If you require further information, please contact the school office.



Parents’ Forums 2018-19

  • 2nd October 2018 at 7-8pm
  • 23rd January 2019 at 7-8pm

Parents’ Evenings 2018-19

  • Year 7 Tutor Parents’ Evening – 3rd October 2018 at 6-7pm
  • Year 8 Parents’ Evening – 25th October 2018 at 4.30-8.30pm
  • Year 8-9 Revision Evening – 27th November 2018 (time TBC)
  • Year 10 Parents’ Evening – 4th December 2018 at 4.30-8.30pm
  • Year 11 Parents’ Evening – 15th January 2019 at 4.30-8.30pm
  • Year 11 Apprenticeship Parents’ Evening – 31st January 2019 at 6-7pm
  • Year 9 Parents’ Evening – 6th March 2019 at 4.30-8.30pm
  • Year 10 Revision Evening – 19th March 2019 (time TBC)
  • Year 7 Parents’ Evening – 11th April 2019 at 4.30-8.30pm
  • Year 10-11 National Citizenship Service Parents’ Evening – 2nd May 2019 at 6-7pm
  • Year 8 GCSE Options Parents’ Information Evening – 12th June 2019 (time TBC)

Please use the following links to book your appointment for Parents’ Evening:

Click here to book appointments

Instructions for Parents

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