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Parent Council

The council contains a small number of parent representatives across Key Stages 1and 2; meetings are held half termly. It provides an effective forum in which members of the Senior Management Team can consult with representatives of the Parental body. It provides the opportunity for Parents to raise any concerns that they may have.

Aims

Our aim is to meet, share ideas and feedback to the school; give parents a voice and enable them to contribute to school decision-making and help develop a partnership between parents and school.

How to get in touch

You can contact one of the parent representatives listed below. Alternatively, a Parent Council suggestion box is situated in the KS2 Library, in which you can ask questions and suggest items for discussion at our meetings. You are encouraged to do this, using the comment slips provided.

Rationale

Benefits for parents

Benefits for the school

  • Parents are able to express their views and know that they can make a difference;
  • They develop a sense of ownership;
  • They receive advice about how to support their children’s learning;
  • They learn more about how the school operates.
  • A better understanding of parents’ views and experiences;
  • A way of drawing new and different parents into active involvement;
  • A way of demonstrating that the school is engaging with parents;
  • Improved pupil behaviour and results, as parents have the biggest influence on the success of their children;
  • A chance to work with parents to find solutions to difficulties.

What a Parent Council is…

… and what it is not!

  • a group for parents to work in partnership with the school;
  • a group that is clear about its purpose and decides its own agenda;
  • a group that can advise the school on parental views;
  • a forum through which school can consult parents.
  • a body that makes decisions for the school;
  • a replacement for the governing body;
  • a replacement for other groups such as the Parent Teacher Association;
  • a forum for complaints about individual teachers, pupils or parents.

Parent Council Representatives

Parent

Class of children

Parent

Class of children

Parent

Class of children

Mrs Roache RD and 2P Ms McCandlish 2P and 4P Mrs Smith 4D and 6P
Mrs Nye RS and 2P Mrs Behr 2S and 4P Mrs Shingleton 5S
Mrs Halliday 1P and 4S Mrs Pink 3S and 5P Mrs Meadows 6S
Mrs Bowley 1S, 4D and 6D Mrs Dowding 3P Mrs Perkins 6D and 4D
Mr Barker 2P Mrs Edelsten 3S Mrs Woodruff 6P

Dates of Meetings

  • Wednesday 19th October 2016
  • Wednesday 30th November 2016
  • Wednesday 1st February 2017
  • Wednesday 5th April 2017
  • Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • Wednesday 5th July 2017

Meeting Details

Agendas

Minutes

Topics discussed at the meeting

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Data and Assessment 

 Presentation

Communication through Parent Council

Other matters raised

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Wednesday 5th April 2017

School Meals

Finance and future projects

Other matters raised

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Presentation by Bugs Group

Inclusion provision

Other matters raised

Wednesday 30th November 2016

Wednesday 30th November 2016

Parents' Questionnaire feedback

Behaviour and Safety

Other issues raised by council members

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Safeguarding - MyConcern system

Holiday Camp provision

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Open Discussion

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Website

Reading  Presentation

Wednesday 9th March 2016

Wednesday 9th March 2016

Sports Days

IPC Homework and Communication

Music Provision

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Wednesday 27th January 2016

KS2 Lunch options

Behaviour and Safety

Feedback on Parent Questionnaire

Wednesday 25th November 2015

Wednesday 25th November 2015

International Primary Curriculum

Assessment procedures  Presentation