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Parent's Forum

Purpose 

Regular, open communication and consultation is highly valued at Paddocks Primary School. The Parent’s Forum aims to represent the views of all parents and to be a voice to inform our school of the needs of children and families. It facilitates communication between parents/carers and staff and governors. The forum works to provide feedback on provision, offer a parent's perspective on current policy and practice and input into decision making and planning for future provision.

This takes place by:

  • Regular communication with parents/carers
  • Ensuring a diverse forum membership and representation of views from parents/carers from all backgrounds and sectors of society

The forum is not in place to address specific concerns about an individual child or issues relating to individual members of staff. Parents who need to discuss these issues should approach their class teacher or the Deputy/Headteacher.

Main Aims

  • To support and promote children's learning
  • To help the school find out what parents and carers think about important issues
  • To involve parents and carers actively in school decisions
  • To make plans that support the ways the school wants to develop and improve outcomes for our children 

Membership

The parent forum's membership is made up of parents and carers of children attending Paddocks Primary School. We aim to have one representatives per year group. Members of the senior leadership team and a representative of the governing body also attend meetings where possible.

Here are our parent representatives for 2023/2024.  

Early Years -  Carolyn Day

Year 1 -  Anna McDowall

Year 2 -  Natalie Marsh

Year 3 -  Sharen Bard

Year 4 -  currently vacant

Year 5 -  currently vacant

Year 6 - Laura Brown

  If you are interested in joining our forum, please complete the form here and return to Mrs Thompson at the school.

Our next meeting will be on 20th June 2024 at 2pm.  

 

Meetings

Parent forum meetings are held every term. The agenda is prepared in advance of the meeting and circulated by email. A typical agenda includes:

  • Items identified by the governing body and leadership team for discussion
  • Items identified by parents and carers for discussion

Reporting

Minutes are taken and circulated at least a week before the next meeting to everyone who attended the meeting, preferably by email. Copies of minutes can be found here.

 

10th March 2022

10th November 2022

9th March 2023

22nd June 2023

16th November 2023

29th February 2024