I've just got my first parents' evening slip for this academic year and they always take place on a Thursday, which is my day off. I feel that I'm expected to attend and nothing has been mentioned to me since they told me my working days ay the end of last year. I was given Thursday as my day off and I should have mentioned this then but I kept putting it off. How would you go about raising this? Do I have to attend and will it be frowned upon if I say it's not a day I work and I can't attend? I am a single parent to a four year old and would need to arrange childcare. Thanks in advance.