On Wednesday evening, our College held its first Student Progress Interviews for the 2020 school year. Due to recommendations from the Department of Education concerning the heath of staff, students and parents, the interviews were conducted in a virtual environment, utilising the online tool Microsoft Teams to participate in video and voice calls instead of the traditional meetings in-person.
With more than 600 sessions scheduled for the evening, parents were able to attend their meetings by clicking on links they received via email and utilised either their personal computers or mobile devices to join the calls, which were each scheduled for 10 minute sessions.
This was an overwhelming success, with both parents and College staff participating in the session commending how seamless the transition to hosting the meetings within a virtual environment was. Parents have commented on how convenient the format of the sessions was, being able to call-in from work, home or on-the-go from their mobile device. The utilisation of an online platform to host our first Student Progress Interviews for the year meant that parents who would otherwise not be able to attend the evening were able to meet and discuss their child’s progress online.
Our College would once again like to extend our thanks to Parents, students, staff and to our IT team for such a successful evening.