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    How do you call this?

    When homeroom teacher has meeting with pupils' parents?

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    #2

    Re: How do you call this?

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    What do you call it when a homeroom teacher has a meeting with the pupils' parents?
    In BrE, it's called "parents' evening". It's usually held at about 6pm and the parents go in and talk to all the teachers who teach their child.

    If a teacher/headteacher calls the parents of just one pupil in to the school for a meeting, it is usually because the child has a problem or is in trouble. I don't think we have a word for that. The parents would just say that they've been called in for a meeting with the school about their child.

    Note: please make your thread titles more relevant to the thread. A good title would have been "Homeroom teacher has a meeting with a pupil's parents" or something similar.
    Please also note that we say "What do you call this?" or "How do you say this [in English?"

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    Re: How do you call this?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: How do you call this?

    Note that homeroom teacher is not used in the UK.

    Here we commonly use class teacher for primary schools and form teacher for secondary schools.

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    Re: How do you call this?

    In America, they have an "Open House" some evening early in the school year for parents to meet the teacher, etc.

    But a serious one-on-one discussion of the child's progress is a separate event and is called a "Parent/Teacher Conference."

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    Re: How do you call this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Note that homeroom teacher is not used in the UK.

    Here we commonly use class teacher for primary schools and form teacher for secondary schools.

    Rover
    I was looking for that information. Thanks, mate!

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    Re: How do you call this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    In America, they have an "Open House" some evening early in the school year for parents to meet the teacher, etc.

    But a serious one-on-one discussion of the child's progress is a separate event and is called a "Parent/Teacher Conference."
    Correct - Parent/Teacher Conferences (in our district) were held once per school year (usually around the middle of the first semester) to discuss each student's progress with the parent. Time was set aside for the parent(s) of each student, whether they were a trouble-maker or failing their subject or were excelling in every class. Of course, once you brought that slip of paper home from school that indicated the date and time your teacher had scheduled to see your parent you immediately started warning Mom: "Remember, Mrs. Teacher has always hated me and she'll probably lie to you....and I think she has a drinking problem, too....."

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