At Twynham School we value the importance of school community and ensuring that as a school we work together to improve the provision that we offer. The 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. Each session we share developments that are taking place within the school and ask for feedback alongside introducing new improvements to gain parental feedback before implementation. We value the importance of parents being part of the process of development.
Aims of the Parent Forum
The aim of this forum is to provide parents and carers with a relaxed and informal meeting with the leadership team and school governors to share their views on how things are going at the school and how we can further improve. The forum will also serve as an opportunity to hear about plans the school may be considering, or to contribute to policies and practice.
The Forum is not to be used for raising specific issues about individual students or staff or to raise complaints. There are other processes in place in school to address these.
Key aims are:
- work together to improve the education provided for our students
- share information, knowledge and skills
- meet in a mutually supportive environment
- further improve communications between parents/carers and staff/governors
The Headteacher welcomes attendance of all parents. Governors and other members of staff are also invited to attend. Everyone will be invited to contribute.
Although Forum meetings are informal, there will be a structured agenda set by the Headteacher in collaboration with parents:
- A welcome and introduction by a member of staff
- Feedback on issues/action points from the previous Forum as required
- Agenda shared, focusing on specific focus for the Forum
- Opportunities for parents to discuss/generate ideas on focus
- Feedback from parents
Meetings will take place once a half term, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, in the Small Hall at Twynham School.
Dates for 2022 to 2023 are: November 2022, March 2023 and June 2023.
All feedback given is shared on this website page. All feedback is taken by the school and this will help to develop a better understanding of the views and needs of parents and how we might address and incorporate them in school developments and practices. Benefits to parents are that they will have a greater understanding of the way the school operates, have more information about their children's education and the quality of that education, be able to contribute to the strategic direction of the school and share in the vision for the school.
If you would like to join the parent forum please email Mrs Laura Concar, Deputy Headteacher, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minutes from Parent Forums