What is Parent Forum?
The Parent Forum is a group of parent-representatives who meet regularly, to discuss school-related issues.
Regular, open communication and consultation with parents is really important to the school. The Parent Forum provides a valuable way to listen to your ideas and concerns and seek your views, helping to make sure the needs of children and their families are met.
Meetings are led by school staff and governors, usually by the Headteacher. Meetings are informal and a genuine opportunity for open discussion.
Examples of issues that have been discussed include:
- School development planning
- Parking and safe routes to walk /cycle to school
- Cost of school trips and events
- Parent evenings
- Views on school policies when they are updated e.g. Positive Relationships & Behaviour Policy
Sharing the information.
Parents are encouraged to share information from the Parent Forum with parents of other children in their child’s class. Feedback is also included in school newsletters which is emailed to parents every Friday. If you would like a parent representative to raise an issue or make a suggestion on your behalf at Parent Forum please ask them to do so, or send a message to the school office. Issues raised should be general issues. If you have specific concerns about your child your first point of contact should always be your class teacher.
Who is on the Parent Forum?
Mrs Kerrell - Head Teacher
Mrs Slater - PA to Head Teacher
Mrs Desouza - Governor Representative
We aim to have at least one parent representing each class, to give a range of views across childrens' classes and year groups. Any parent can volunteer to be on the Parent Forum, so please ask if you would like to be involved.