Get ready for parent consultation meetings by video conference
Parent consultation meetings will be held this term by video conference using Microsoft Teams. Every child at school has their own Microsoft Office account. Your child's class teacher will use Teams and your child's account to see you by video conference.
6 simple steps to get ready for your parent consultation video conference meeting.
Before parent consultation appointments
- Get started with Microsoft Teams. Skip this, if you already use Teams.
- Use a web search to find out more about getting started with Teams on your desktop, portable or mobile device;
- or, follow our 'How to video' to get started on a desktop or portable device.
- Use your child's school Microsoft account and login to Teams. Every child has their own account and belongs to a class 'team', managed by their class teacher. Skip this if you have already logged in using your child's account.
- Read our '3 reasons why you need your Microsoft Teams' article;
- Log into Teams to check that everything works for you at home, work or while on the move;
- If you've got more than one child, please check each child's account.
- From 14 September, make your parent consultation appointment(s) on Bromcom using MyChildatSchool (MCAS) by desktop or mobile MCAS app. If you've got more than one child, please spread your appointments out, giving enough time for you to switch child accounts and allow for a little over-run by teachers.
Parent consultation appointment day
- Log in to Teams using your child's account for your first meeting.
- Join the Parent Consultation meeting in Teams from the Calendar icon or from the Posts section.
- Wait in the 'lobby' for the teacher to be ready to see you and join you.
- Finish your meeting, leave and log-out. If needed, switch accounts for your next child and repeat, ready for your next child's teacher.
Behind the scenes, each class teacher has one long meeting running for each morning or evening session. Parents join the meeting using their child's account and wait in a virtual 'lobby' for other parents to finish their meeting. The teacher will know you are there and join you when they are ready. We will record the meetings and keep this for 21 days. This will help us resolve any concerns or complaints.