The Parent Forum at Woodbridge Primary aims to provide regular and direct communication between parents and school
What is the Parent Forum?
The Parent Forum consists of parent representatives who meet once every term with representatives from the school to discuss school-related issues. Regular, open and constructive communication and consultation with parents is important to the continuing success of the school. The Parent Forum provides a mechanism for the school to discuss proposed initiatives and an opportunity for parents to express their observations, concerns and ideas.
What happens at the Parent Forum and who attends?
Meetings are informal and a genuine opportunity for open discussion. While the forum is not a decision making body, it offers an information exchange and, in doing so, can influence decisions. Agenda items are suggested by parents and by the school.
Parent Forum meetings are chaired by Tom Walker (Co-Opted Governor). There are two representatives from the school; usually one member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team and one other member of staff and parent representatives per year group representing the parent views across the school.
The purpose of the Parent Forum is to gather specific feedback.
When and where will the parent Forum happen?
The meeting is held at the school, usually in the ICT suite, from 6pm and lasts one hour.
How do I volunteer to be a parent representative?
At the beginning of the Spring term, parents are invited to nominate themselves as a potential Parent Forum members. The duration of the appointment will be one year.
What if I don’t want to be a parent representative but have an issue I would like raised at the Parent Forum?
If you would like to raise an issue or make a suggestion you can approach any of the Parent Representatives, or send an e-mail with Parent Forum in the subject line, or leave a note at the school office marked Parent Forum. Unfortunately it is difficult to respond to anonymous feedback due to the open nature of the Forum so please ensure your name and child’s name has been included on the feedback.