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Brington C of E Primary School Parent Forum:  Terms of Reference

 

Objective

The objective of the Brington C of E Primary School Parent Forum is to work in partnership with the school and improve communication between parents, teachers,  Governors and the BSA (Brington School Association). 

The regular two way communication will provide a channel for communication, feedback and suggestions for improvement.

 

Scope

  • To promote the partnership between school staff, its pupils and its parents/carers.
  • To develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils.
  • To identify and represent the views of the parents on matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils.

Specific feedback and suggestions for improvement of:

  • Communication
  • Administration
  • Catering
  • School policies
  • Events and trips

 

Out of Scope

Items relating to specific pupils, specific parents or individual staff which should be discussed one to one with the relevant teacher, or Headteacher as appropriate.

 

Key Responsibilities of Parent Forum Members

  • To seek feedback and suggestions from as many parents as possible from their respective year group and to relay the outcomes from the Parent Forum as appropriate.
  • To attend Parent Forum meetings representing the views of all parents.
  • To work closely with the parallel members to ensure coverage of all parents.

 

Membership

4 x Parent Forum Representatives

2 x Governors

2 x BSA Representatives

2 x Teaching Team Representatives

Each class should have a Parent Forum Contact who feeds back to the Parent Forum Representatives.*

 

Meetings

Meetings will be held at least half termly.

It is the responsibility of the chairperson to ensure that:

  • Meetings are scheduled and times and venues communicated.
  • Minutes are posted to the school website for all parents to view with copies available from the school office on request.
  • Meetings run to time and active participation is sought from all representatives.

 

*Please let Mandy in the office know if you are interested in being a representative for your child's year group.  We will pick at random for the names we are given, aiming to have a team that is able to speak openly and honestly about topics.  We hope to select on the WC 9th November.