Almost every parent/carer wants the best for their young person, and the same could be said for teachers wanting the best for their students. This is a commonality between parents/carers and teachers which often gets overlooked. Regardless of how parents/carers engage, we are on the same page as them and therefore should be working together as a team to ensure the young person is make the best progress possible.
Another method is to have 2 post-its. Yes and No. Then ask questions which you think may relate. For example- Is the work too hard? No. Has someone upset you? Yes. Is it a member of staff? No. Is it a student? Yes. Is it a student in this class? Yes. Would it help if they were sat away from you?
Please note that some meetings can potentially become quite tense so check with the Head of Year or Head of Faculty to see if it would make more sense for them to also be present (particularly if it is your first meeting of this type!).
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