What is a Parent Forum?
A Parent Forum is a partnership between parents 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 parents/carers and staff/governors
The parent forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers in the school.
Who can be part of the parent forum?
Any parent/carer of children currently at Christopher Rawlins Primary School is welcome to be part of the forum meeting. Mrs Smith will lead the meeting with other members of the school community also attending the meetings depending on the agenda items and what the school feels they would like to share with the parents, such as new initiatives. We require a representative from each class to attend a meeting – this could be the same person or on rotation. This means there will be 11 representatives each time from the parents. If we have more than one parent offering to attend this can be discussed between parents or drawn out of a hat. We shall name who will be attending a week prior to the forum meeting.
Why should I be part of the parent forum?
It gives you, the parent, 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.
How often will the Parent Forum meet?
The Parent Forum will meet termly (so six times a year).
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 are an opportunity for an open discussion. Minutes of the meetings will be taken and these will be accessible on the school's website.
It is not the forum to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff.
If not attending, how can I put forward something for discussion?
If you are unable to attend, send an email to the school office and they will pass it on for the meeting or you should share your suggestion with a Parent forum rep.
The first meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 2:15pm