What is the Parent Forum?
The Parent Forum is a partnership between our parents/carers/families and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement.
The aims of the Parent Forum will be to:
· work together to improve the education provided for our children
· share information, knowledge and skills
· meet in a mutually supportive environment
· further improve communications between parent/carers and staff/governors
Who will be part of the parent forum?
To ensure a fair and distributed number of parents/carers are invited to the meeting we have invited every 8th-10th family from each class, depending on the size of the class. The forum will be chaired by Mrs Paisley, and there will be at least three family representatives from each class invited. At times, other members of the school community will also attend the meetings depending on the agenda items.
Why should I be part of the parent forum if invited?
It gives you an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and suggest ideas of how things could be improved. There will be opportunities to get advice and support to help your child/children with their learning.
How often will the Parent Forum meet?
A meeting will be planned once every half term, for about an hour, on a Wednesday evening, 5.30-6.30pm.
What will be discussed at the meetings?
Anything related to improving the school and further developing the partnership between the school and parents. The meetings will be informal and will be an opportunity for an open discussion. Minutes of the meetings will be taken and these will be accessible on the school’s website.
What will not be discussed at the meetings?
Concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff. These issues should be raised with the class teacher, Mrs. Paisley or Mr. Smith in a confidential meeting.
How can I raise an issue?
Members of the Schools Leadership Team will compile the agenda for each meeting, in conjunction with all members. All parents are welcome to suggest topics for discussion through the class representative or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org