What To Talk About At Parent Teacher Interviews

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Throughout your child’s time at Kids Academy, you will be given the opportunity to attend a one on one Parent Teacher Interview with their educator. These interviews are usually very short – about 10-20 minutes – and will be held at a time that best suits you. Your centre will use Storypark, Facebook and signage around the centre to let you know that interviews are coming up, and they’ll ask you to speak to the Centre Manager to schedule an interview time.

What will be discussed at a Parent Teacher Interview?

During the interview, your child’s educator will want to discuss your child’s Progress Record, which is an assessment of your child’s learning progress in relation to four developmental areas: emotional confidence, social connectivity, foundational learning, and physical health and wellbeing. Progress Records are completed three times a year at Kids Academy and focuses on areas your child is extending, exploring, and emerging.

Progress Records provide data to educators that help them form a goal specific to the child’s learning. Educators will work with families to set goals and in turn implement learning experiences that lead children towards their goals, factoring in their interests too.

Questions to ask at Parent Teacher Interviews

To get the most out of Parent Teacher Interviews, it helps to be well prepared.

We recommend you take a list of questions with you to Parent Teacher Interviews so you remember what you want to talk about. If you’re not sure what to ask, here are some ideas:

  • What are my child’s interests and strengths?
  • What does my child struggle with?
  • What can I do at home to help my child’s learning and development?
  • What can you tell me about my child’s behaviour?
  • How is my child getting along with their peers and educators?
  • What support services are available for my child at Kids Academy?

We encourage you to book a Parent Teacher Interview with your child’s educator to discuss their Progress Record in more detail and set goals with regards to their future learning. Speak to your Centre Manager to arrange a time.

Parent Teacher Interviews are of no additional cost and provide a great opportunity to ask questions and get to your child’s educator and learning environment too.