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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.

The following parents are representing our classes in 2020/2021:

Early Years - currently vacant

Year 1 -  Lucy Jones

Year 2 -  Laura Dunne

Year 3 -  Pamela Dyer

Year 4 -  Alex Paynter

Year 5 -  Laura Wilton-Cox/Natalie Marsh

Year 6 -  currently vacant

 

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 in March 2021.  Date to be confirmed. 

 

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.

8th November 2018

14th March 2019

13th June 2019

28th November 2019

2nd July 2020

8th December 2020