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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.


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.


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 2018 - 2019


EYFS and KS1 Class KS2 Class
Sarah Jarratt NAM Cara Bowley 3D
Sally Quest NPM Sarah Jarratt & Rachel Wassall 3P
Anthony Carr & Faye Brundell RD Bhavika Nyland 3S
Ally Haynes RP 4D
Isabel Collins RS Julie Nye & Ruth Roache 4P
Sally Quest 1D Elizabeth McCandlish & Natalie Rossiter 4S
Leonie Fletcher 1P Rachel Wassall 5D
Leonie Fletcher & Bhavika Nyland 1S Claire Dowding 5P
Ruth Roache 2D Leonie Fletcher 5S
2P Cara Bowley 6D
Julie Nye, Faye Brundell & Natalie Rossiter 2S Elizabeth McCandlish 6P

Date of Next Meeting 2018 - 2019

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Meeting Details



Topics discussed at the meeting

 PDF icon 27th Feb 2019

PDF icon 27th Feb 2019

Matters raised by Parents

PDF icon Presentation on Maths

PDF icon Presentation on English

Healthy Schools

PDF icon 16th Jan 2019

PDF icon 16th Jan 2019

Road Safety issues

KS1 Playground

Parent Questionnaire feedback

Other Matters raised

PDF icon 14th Nov 2018

PDF icon 14th Nov 2018

Road Safety

Forest School


Other Matters raised


PDF icon 3rd Oct 2018

Road Safety

Summer Holiday Work

Darby's Expansion Update

Other Matters raised 

An archive of agendas and minutes for Parent Council meeting before the school year 2018 - 2019 is available >>here.