6 Questions To Ask at Parent-teacher Interviews

Are you preparing for a parent-teacher interview? Make the most of your time by asking these questions to get a better understanding of your child's progress.

Eniola Adeyemi
Education Analyst

Are you planning to attend the next round of parent-teacher interviews at your child's school? If yes, this blog will take you through some questions you should ask to learn more about your child's academic life. 

What kind of questions are asked in a teacher interview? This is perhaps the first question to ponder over before attending the meeting. Parent-teacher interviews are a valuable opportunity to gain insight into your child's academic life and progress. During the meeting, you can form relationships with your child's teachers, to learn their strengths and weaknesses in various subjects and their overall wellbeing in school.

However, we also understand that it can be challenging to communicate effectively with them during those brief 5-minute meetings. As such, we have created a list of six great questions you should ask at your next meeting with your child's teacher.

 

What can I do to help them?

This question goes straight to the point. It shows you are concerned about your child and want to help them as much as you can outside the classroom. The best way to do so is by finding out areas they need help from the teacher, and asking them for their opinions on ways you can effectively help. Doing so also enables you and the teacher to work together to maximise your child’s academic success. 

How is my Child's Confidence?

At the parent-teacher interview, knowing your child’s confidence level is a must. Your child's confidence plays a huge part in aiding their academic performance. If they need help, being aware of this early can help you devise ways outside of the classroom to help them boost their confidence. At the end of the day, when children have high self-confidence, they can ask questions without shame, complete assignments unassisted, and confidently engage in class activities. 

 

Has my child's performance improved from last year?

Your child's academic performance is typically expected to improve from the last session. As such, it is crucial to understand the situation of your child's learning and whether there is a need for extra educational support. This can mean extra lessons after school, tutoring, helping them pay more attention to their assignments, and much more. Through this, you can also form a relationship with the teacher to facilitate constant communication about your child's progress.

 

What does my child need to learn next?

It is helpful to set future academic goals for your child. One effective way to set these goals is by asking the teacher about upcoming subjects or topics they will be learning. With this information, you can slowly begin to introduce simplified versions of those topics to your child, which will help them keep ahead of the class and build their confidence. Furthermore, you can ask about books or other resources to help your child learn about these future topics easily.

 

Where should my child be now?

Your child's learning progress may not be as steady or fast as it should be, hence the need to ask, "where should my child be” at the parent-teacher interview. Knowing where your child is placed in terms of their progress as required for their year group helps you take proactive steps in filling the gaps where they are lagging.

 

Do you have any concerns about my child?

Your child's teachers spend the most time with your kids during the day in school. Therefore, constantly asking them about any concerns they may have about your child is never too much. It is easy to become carried away with knowing about their grades, assessments, and general academic performance, and you can forget to pause and give the teacher room to make comments and observations about your child.

It is essential to raise this question as it allows you and the teacher to address any psychological, physical, emotional, or social challenges affecting your child's state of mind.

Schools have two rounds of interviews per year, with terms 1 (February–April) and 3 (July–September) being common times.

Schools have two rounds of interviews per year, with terms 1 (February–April) and 3 (July–September) being common times.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, there are many questions you can ask your child's teacher concerning their academics during a parent-teacher interview. The list is extensive. You can ask questions about their social life (how they relate with their peers in the classroom), engagement in class activities, etc.

However, these six questions are crucial to ask, as they help you remain fully aware of your child's academic experience and enable you to aid them to reach their full potential in and out of the classroom.

Are you planning to attend the next round of parent-teacher interviews at your child's school? If yes, this blog will take you through some questions you should ask to learn more about your child's academic life. 

What kind of questions are asked in a teacher interview? This is perhaps the first question to ponder over before attending the meeting. Parent-teacher interviews are a valuable opportunity to gain insight into your child's academic life and progress. During the meeting, you can form relationships with your child's teachers, to learn their strengths and weaknesses in various subjects and their overall wellbeing in school.

However, we also understand that it can be challenging to communicate effectively with them during those brief 5-minute meetings. As such, we have created a list of six great questions you should ask at your next meeting with your child's teacher.

 

What can I do to help them?

This question goes straight to the point. It shows you are concerned about your child and want to help them as much as you can outside the classroom. The best way to do so is by finding out areas they need help from the teacher, and asking them for their opinions on ways you can effectively help. Doing so also enables you and the teacher to work together to maximise your child’s academic success. 

How is my Child's Confidence?

At the parent-teacher interview, knowing your child’s confidence level is a must. Your child's confidence plays a huge part in aiding their academic performance. If they need help, being aware of this early can help you devise ways outside of the classroom to help them boost their confidence. At the end of the day, when children have high self-confidence, they can ask questions without shame, complete assignments unassisted, and confidently engage in class activities. 

 

Has my child's performance improved from last year?

Your child's academic performance is typically expected to improve from the last session. As such, it is crucial to understand the situation of your child's learning and whether there is a need for extra educational support. This can mean extra lessons after school, tutoring, helping them pay more attention to their assignments, and much more. Through this, you can also form a relationship with the teacher to facilitate constant communication about your child's progress.

 

What does my child need to learn next?

It is helpful to set future academic goals for your child. One effective way to set these goals is by asking the teacher about upcoming subjects or topics they will be learning. With this information, you can slowly begin to introduce simplified versions of those topics to your child, which will help them keep ahead of the class and build their confidence. Furthermore, you can ask about books or other resources to help your child learn about these future topics easily.

 

Where should my child be now?

Your child's learning progress may not be as steady or fast as it should be, hence the need to ask, "where should my child be” at the parent-teacher interview. Knowing where your child is placed in terms of their progress as required for their year group helps you take proactive steps in filling the gaps where they are lagging.

 

Do you have any concerns about my child?

Your child's teachers spend the most time with your kids during the day in school. Therefore, constantly asking them about any concerns they may have about your child is never too much. It is easy to become carried away with knowing about their grades, assessments, and general academic performance, and you can forget to pause and give the teacher room to make comments and observations about your child.

It is essential to raise this question as it allows you and the teacher to address any psychological, physical, emotional, or social challenges affecting your child's state of mind.

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The Bottom Line

Ultimately, there are many questions you can ask your child's teacher concerning their academics during a parent-teacher interview. The list is extensive. You can ask questions about their social life (how they relate with their peers in the classroom), engagement in class activities, etc.

However, these six questions are crucial to ask, as they help you remain fully aware of your child's academic experience and enable you to aid them to reach their full potential in and out of the classroom.

Schools have two rounds of interviews per year, with terms 1 (February–April) and 3 (July–September) being common times.

Schools have two rounds of interviews per year, with terms 1 (February–April) and 3 (July–September) being common times.

Are you planning to attend the next round of parent-teacher interviews at your child's school? If yes, this blog will take you through some questions you should ask to learn more about your child's academic life. 

What kind of questions are asked in a teacher interview? This is perhaps the first question to ponder over before attending the meeting. Parent-teacher interviews are a valuable opportunity to gain insight into your child's academic life and progress. During the meeting, you can form relationships with your child's teachers, to learn their strengths and weaknesses in various subjects and their overall wellbeing in school.

However, we also understand that it can be challenging to communicate effectively with them during those brief 5-minute meetings. As such, we have created a list of six great questions you should ask at your next meeting with your child's teacher.

 

What can I do to help them?

This question goes straight to the point. It shows you are concerned about your child and want to help them as much as you can outside the classroom. The best way to do so is by finding out areas they need help from the teacher, and asking them for their opinions on ways you can effectively help. Doing so also enables you and the teacher to work together to maximise your child’s academic success. 

How is my Child's Confidence?

At the parent-teacher interview, knowing your child’s confidence level is a must. Your child's confidence plays a huge part in aiding their academic performance. If they need help, being aware of this early can help you devise ways outside of the classroom to help them boost their confidence. At the end of the day, when children have high self-confidence, they can ask questions without shame, complete assignments unassisted, and confidently engage in class activities. 

 

Has my child's performance improved from last year?

Your child's academic performance is typically expected to improve from the last session. As such, it is crucial to understand the situation of your child's learning and whether there is a need for extra educational support. This can mean extra lessons after school, tutoring, helping them pay more attention to their assignments, and much more. Through this, you can also form a relationship with the teacher to facilitate constant communication about your child's progress.

 

What does my child need to learn next?

It is helpful to set future academic goals for your child. One effective way to set these goals is by asking the teacher about upcoming subjects or topics they will be learning. With this information, you can slowly begin to introduce simplified versions of those topics to your child, which will help them keep ahead of the class and build their confidence. Furthermore, you can ask about books or other resources to help your child learn about these future topics easily.

 

Where should my child be now?

Your child's learning progress may not be as steady or fast as it should be, hence the need to ask, "where should my child be” at the parent-teacher interview. Knowing where your child is placed in terms of their progress as required for their year group helps you take proactive steps in filling the gaps where they are lagging.

 

Do you have any concerns about my child?

Your child's teachers spend the most time with your kids during the day in school. Therefore, constantly asking them about any concerns they may have about your child is never too much. It is easy to become carried away with knowing about their grades, assessments, and general academic performance, and you can forget to pause and give the teacher room to make comments and observations about your child.

It is essential to raise this question as it allows you and the teacher to address any psychological, physical, emotional, or social challenges affecting your child's state of mind.

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Schools have two rounds of interviews per year, with terms 1 (February–April) and 3 (July–September) being common times.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, there are many questions you can ask your child's teacher concerning their academics during a parent-teacher interview. The list is extensive. You can ask questions about their social life (how they relate with their peers in the classroom), engagement in class activities, etc.

However, these six questions are crucial to ask, as they help you remain fully aware of your child's academic experience and enable you to aid them to reach their full potential in and out of the classroom.

Are you planning to attend the next round of parent-teacher interviews at your child's school? If yes, this blog will take you through some questions you should ask to learn more about your child's academic life. 

What kind of questions are asked in a teacher interview? This is perhaps the first question to ponder over before attending the meeting. Parent-teacher interviews are a valuable opportunity to gain insight into your child's academic life and progress. During the meeting, you can form relationships with your child's teachers, to learn their strengths and weaknesses in various subjects and their overall wellbeing in school.

However, we also understand that it can be challenging to communicate effectively with them during those brief 5-minute meetings. As such, we have created a list of six great questions you should ask at your next meeting with your child's teacher.

 

What can I do to help them?

This question goes straight to the point. It shows you are concerned about your child and want to help them as much as you can outside the classroom. The best way to do so is by finding out areas they need help from the teacher, and asking them for their opinions on ways you can effectively help. Doing so also enables you and the teacher to work together to maximise your child’s academic success. 

How is my Child's Confidence?

At the parent-teacher interview, knowing your child’s confidence level is a must. Your child's confidence plays a huge part in aiding their academic performance. If they need help, being aware of this early can help you devise ways outside of the classroom to help them boost their confidence. At the end of the day, when children have high self-confidence, they can ask questions without shame, complete assignments unassisted, and confidently engage in class activities. 

 

Has my child's performance improved from last year?

Your child's academic performance is typically expected to improve from the last session. As such, it is crucial to understand the situation of your child's learning and whether there is a need for extra educational support. This can mean extra lessons after school, tutoring, helping them pay more attention to their assignments, and much more. Through this, you can also form a relationship with the teacher to facilitate constant communication about your child's progress.

 

What does my child need to learn next?

It is helpful to set future academic goals for your child. One effective way to set these goals is by asking the teacher about upcoming subjects or topics they will be learning. With this information, you can slowly begin to introduce simplified versions of those topics to your child, which will help them keep ahead of the class and build their confidence. Furthermore, you can ask about books or other resources to help your child learn about these future topics easily.

 

Where should my child be now?

Your child's learning progress may not be as steady or fast as it should be, hence the need to ask, "where should my child be” at the parent-teacher interview. Knowing where your child is placed in terms of their progress as required for their year group helps you take proactive steps in filling the gaps where they are lagging.

 

Do you have any concerns about my child?

Your child's teachers spend the most time with your kids during the day in school. Therefore, constantly asking them about any concerns they may have about your child is never too much. It is easy to become carried away with knowing about their grades, assessments, and general academic performance, and you can forget to pause and give the teacher room to make comments and observations about your child.

It is essential to raise this question as it allows you and the teacher to address any psychological, physical, emotional, or social challenges affecting your child's state of mind.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Schools have two rounds of interviews per year, with terms 1 (February–April) and 3 (July–September) being common times.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, there are many questions you can ask your child's teacher concerning their academics during a parent-teacher interview. The list is extensive. You can ask questions about their social life (how they relate with their peers in the classroom), engagement in class activities, etc.

However, these six questions are crucial to ask, as they help you remain fully aware of your child's academic experience and enable you to aid them to reach their full potential in and out of the classroom.

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