Year 10 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 21st January - Online Appointment Booking
We would like to invite you to attend our parents’ evening on 21st January. This is an important evening, and provides you with an opportunity to discuss your child’s learning and their next steps.
The school has decided to invest in a new and easy-to-use online video meeting package. It has an intuitive online appointment booking system. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers, and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. The appointment times will be 4 minutes, and the program will end the call automatically after this time. A countdown will show for both you and the teacher, so that you know how long you have left. Of course if you need a follow-up call after the event, we can arrange that.
We hope that in the current climate, this will offer you an opportunity to still connect with the staff at Turton, and of course we welcome any feedback. This is a new venture for all of us, and we appreciate your support and patience whilst we adjust to our new way of working with you. Appointments can be made from Wednesday 13th January at 10:00 a.m. and will close on Wednesday 20th January at 10:00 a.m.
Please visit https://turtonsch.schoolcloud.co.uk/ to book your appointments (from Wednesday 13th January). A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter. As with our traditional parents’ evenings, we hope that you will be able to see a good selection of your child’s teachers. If there is a teacher that you were hoping to see, but you cannot make an appointment with, then please do get in touch with that teacher via email. You will login with the following information:
- Parent’s first name
- Parent’s surname
- Student’s first name (preferred name not legal name – so Ben for example, not Benjamin)
- Student’s surname
- Student’s date of birth
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will be happy help.
Mrs Edge & Mrs Lane (Assistant Head Teachers)
Parents’ Guide for Booking Appointments
Browse to https://turtonsch.schoolcloud.co.uk/
Step 1: Login
Fill out the details on the page then click the Log In button.
A confirmation of your appointments will be sent to the email address you provide.
Step 2: Select Parents' Evening
Click on the date you wish to book.
Unable to make all of the dates listed? Click I'm unable to attend.
Step 3: Select Booking Mode
Choose Automatic if you'd like the system to suggest the shortest possible appointment schedule based on the times you're available to attend. To pick the times to book with each teacher, choose Manual. Then press Next.
We recommend choosing the automatic booking mode when browsing on a mobile device.
Step 4: Choose Teachers
If you chose the automatic booking mode, drag the sliders at the top of the screen to indicate the earliest and latest you can attend.
Select the teachers you’d like to book appointments with. A green tick indicates they’re selected. To de-select, click on their name.
Step 5a (Automatic): Book Appointments
If you chose the automatic booking mode, you'll see provisional appointments which are held for 2 minutes. To keep them, choose Accept at the bottom left.
If it wasn’t possible to book every selected teacher during the times you are able to attend, you can either adjust the teachers you wish to meet with and try again, or switch to manual booking mode (Step 5b).
Step 5b (Manual): Book Appointments
Click any of the green cells to make an appointment. Blue cells signify where you already have an appointment. Grey cells are unavailable.
To change an appointment, delete the original by hovering over the blue box and clicking Delete. Then choose an alternate time.
You can optionally leave a message for the teacher to say what you’d like to discuss, or raise anything beforehand.
Once you’re finished booking all appointments, at the top of the page in the alert box, press click here to finish the booking process.
Step 6: Finished
All your bookings now appear on the My Bookings page. An email confirmation has been sent and you can also print appointments by pressing Print. Click Subscribe to Calendar to add these and any future bookings to your calendar.
To change your appointments, click on Amend Bookings.