Ive just returned from a hectic parents evening (Primary) and wondered how others are arranged. We let parents tick a preference within a half an hour slot, and then we allocate them a time - but in order to fit them all in we only give them a 5 minute allocation. A few of the nice, quick ones do only last this long but we normally run behind quite drastically. However - if we gave them all 10 minutes, we could well be there until gone 8 o clock - probably longer as there will always be a few who talk for longer. I dont find 5 minutes is nearly enough time to cover everything, especially when there is a concern to be discussed. Our head also asked us to explain a new system we are putting into place to monitor home reading, which took 5 minutes each alone! Some of my parents were waiting over half an hour and I felt terrible, but then consequently once they are with me feel that I should give them an adequate amount of my attention and not rush them out in order to get back on track. I dont actually mind parents evening and quite like the opportunity to share feedback with parents, but hate keeping people waiting and feeling under pressure to get them in and out! I just wondered if anyone else does it more productively?