Parent Forum meeting principles
What are the principles guiding the Forum?
You can count on the Parent Forum to be:
- Collaborative: participating together for the benefit of the school community
- Constructive: helping to identify effective solutions
- Transparent: keeping everyone informed of meetings and their outcomes
- Encouraging: welcoming ideas and initiatives to foster a positive ethos
Who can be part of the Forum?
- Each class will choose a class representative from parents and carers of children in the class. The Class representative will be a volunteer who acts as a liaison point between the school and parents on general issues.
- In addition, a representative from the governors and the leadership team has
committed to attend each meeting.
What will the Parent Forum not do?
- The Parent Forum is not a decision-making body. It is a body, which can feed in views and represent the parents and carers of issues surrounding the school.
- The Parent Forum is also not the place to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff.
Why should parents & carers take part?
- As a parent or carer, being part of the Forum can help you in a number of ways:
- It gives you an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other Class Representatives to share parents views on what the school is doing well, and ideas of how things could be improved.
- It can help sharing of advice and support to help and encourage children with their learning
- It can break down barriers between the school and parents and improve working relationships.
How can Parents & Carers participate?
- Put yourself forward to be a Class Representative
- Suggest items to be discussed at meetings.
We want to ensure a positive and respectful environment and we want those who attend the meetings to abide by the following code of conduct:
- Listen to others’ views and welcome diversity of opinions
- Treat speakers with respect
- Act courteously
- Contribute & participate
- Avoid naming individual members of the school community