Mrs Weitzel and Miss Bucceri lead on this work representing the school working with our fantastic parents and carers. The forum has been running for over four years and has been very important in helping us provide an even stronger partnership between home and school. The school is very grateful to those who volunteer for the forum and for the time they are willing to give to help us work together for the benefit of the children.
Our Parents' Forum is a group which:
enables parents to meet, share ideas and feed back to the school
gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to school decision making
helps develop a partnership between parents and school
consults parents and advises the governing body of parents’ views
When the forum meets we discuss the minutes from the previous meeting and actions that have happened as a consequence, an agenda item raised by the school, then others points parents bring to the meeting, either from their own experience or that have been raised through them by other parents who are not on the forum.
All issued raised are then discussed at leadership level and action taken as appropriate. The main areas of discussion are:
Premises and procedures
We do not discuss items relating to specific pupils, specific parents or individual school staff. These matters should be discussed one to one with the relevant teacher or year group leader initially and referred to SLT if appropriate.
If you have an issue that you would like raised by the parent’s forum there are various ways of doing this:
Any urgent issues, or issues that do not meet the remit of the parent’s forum should be discussed with a member of staff, either the child’s teacher, or the year group leader initially.
To email parent’s forum please make sure you have read the above, and then use the following address:
Parentforum@cliftonville.kent.sch.uk – these emails will only be collected the day before the parent’s forum meeting. Issues will be discussed at the forum, and will be noted on the minutes. Please refer to the minutes to see the response.
We meet once a term to facilitate positive and effective two way communication between parents and the school. Our aim is that all members of our school community have a voice which is heard and respected.
Please speak to these people if you have any ideas for the future which you think would help us to help your children, or if you have any concerns about what we do now that do not need to be resolved immediately.
Any comments will be discussed at the next forum meeting.