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, concerns and make suggestions for improvement.
The aims of the Parent Forum will be to:
- work together to improve the service provided for our children
- share information, knowledge and skills
- meet in a mutually supportive environment
- further improve communications between parent/carers and staff/governors
Who can be part of the Parent Forum?
Any parent/carer of children currently at Burlington Junior School is welcome to join any Parent Forum meeting. The forum will be chaired by Mr Williams; at times, other members of the school community will also attend the meetings depending on the agenda items and what the school feels they would like to share with parents, such as new initiatives.
Why should I be part of the Parent Forum?
It gives you, the parent/ carer, an opportunity to get together on a regular basis 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?
We hold these meetings on a termly basis, on Fridays at 9:00am. In light of Covid-19, these meetings have been held with parent representatives either in person or remotely.
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 meetings will be taken and these will be accessible on the school's website.
It is important to understand that this is not the forum to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff.
How can I raise an issue?
Come to the meeting and bring it up during the open discussion. If you are unable to attend send an email to the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will pass it onto Mr Williams who will bring it up at the meeting.