Attending a meeting

Things to think about to help you prepare

  1. Make sure you know why the meeting is being held – what is the purpose of it?  
  2. Make sure you know who is going to be present at the meeting 
  3. What do you want to get out of the meeting? Be flexible and open minded – there may be another way of achieving what you want 
  4. Think about how to phrase your questions in a positive way and look for solutions rather than problems 
  5. Have confidence in your knowledge of your own child, but be prepared to listen to a different viewpoint 
  6. Is there paperwork you need to read before the meeting?  If you are given papers at the meeting, ask for time to read them   
  7. Decide whether you would like someone to go to the meeting with you and ask them to take notes  
  8. Make sure you know what the agreed action points are  
  9. Make sure you know who is responsible for following through the action points  
  10. Before the end of the meeting ask when the action points will be reviewed – make a date in the diary for a follow up meeting   

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