What is the Parent Forum?
The Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, and 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 Elham Primary School can join any parent forum meeting. Mr Dan File will chair the forum. Other school community members who unite will attend the sessions depending on the agenda items and what the school feels they would like to share with the parents, such as new initiatives.
Why should I be part of the parent forum?
It gives you, the parent, an opportunity to get together regularly 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?
Every term for about an hour.
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 sessions will be taken, and these will be accessible on the school's website (see below).
It is not the forum to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families, or staff members.
How can I raise an issue?
Come to the meeting and bring it up during the open discussion. If you cannot attend, send an email to the school office, and they will pass it onto Mr File, who will bring it up at the meeting.