Lapworth CE Primary School
What is Parent Forum?
The Parent Forum is a group of parent representatives who meet once a half term to discuss school-related issues.
Regular, open communication and consultation with parents is really important to the school. The Parent Forum provides a valuable way to listen to your ideas and concerns and seek your views, helping to make sure the needs of children and their families are met.
Meetings will be led by school staff and governors, aim to be informal and a genuine opportunity for open discussion.
Examples of issues that could be discussed include:
- School development planning
- Parking and safe routes to walk /cycle to school
- Cost of school trips and events
- Views on school policies when they are updated e.g. Behaviour Policy
Sharing the information....
Being a school forum parent rep
Parent reps are encouraged to share information from Parent Forum with parents of other children in their child’s class. Feedback will also be included in school newsletters which are distributed to all parents via e-mail, and notes of each meeting will be published on the parent forum page of the school website.
Parents may ask you as a parent representative to raise an issue or make a suggestion on their behalf at Parent Forum.
Please note that all issues, whether you raise them yourself or on behalf of other parents, should be general issues, not related to a specific child or incident.
If you have specific concerns about your child your first point of contact should always be your class teacher.
The agenda for each meeting, notes of the meeting and any related documents will be published on the parent forum page on the school website.