Please check your meeting time for your Two Way and Three Way Interview so you can be punctual and meetings can run on time.
Three way meetings are an opportunity for the child to showcase some of their work to a parent and to discuss their goals and progress. It is time to encourage the child’s efforts, and gently challenge if necessary.
Two way meetings are between the teacher and the parent only. The meeting is a wonderful opportunity to listen, to ask questions and to clarify how your child is progressing in regard to various aspects of their school experience.
Please come with a positive attitude and don’t forget to thank your teacher for their time and their efforts in relation to supporting your child’s learning here at St Emilie’s.
Student-led three-way conferences take the form of a conversation between the student, their parents and their teacher. These give students an opportunity to share their growth as a learner. They accept accountability and responsibility for their progress and achievement, and demonstrate a growing understanding of their development as independent learners.
The student is expected to take more of the central role during discussions as they get older. The teacher is involved but is not necessarily driving the interview – the teacher acts as the facilitator and prompter where necessary.
The Three way conference also involves some form of portfolio or e-portfolio that shows a range of evidence of learning that the student and teacher has selected.
Conferencing is part of the reporting process.
Three-way conferences are designed to achieve the following goals:
- to help students demonstrate evidence of learning
- to teach students the process of reflection and self-evaluation
- to facilitate the development of students’ organisational and oral communication skills and to increase their self-confidence
- to encourage students, parents, and teachers to engage in open and honest dialogue
- to encourage students to accept personal responsibility for their learning
- to increase parent understanding of their child’s learning through improving attendance at and understanding of the assessment and reporting process.