In 2014 we began a School Forum. As valued members of the school community, we wanted to give more opportunities for parents to have a ‘voice’ into Churchtown Primary. Currently parents can get involved at Churchtown through being parent volunteers, being a parent governor or on the Churchtown Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The School Forum has allowed for more parents to be involved in discussing school related issues as we believe that regular, open communication and consultation with parents is really important to the school.
What is a School Forum?
The School Forum is a group of parents, staff, governors who meet once a term to discuss school-related issues. The 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 are led by school staff, usually by the Headteachers and the aim is to have a parent representative from each class. Meetings are informal and a genuine opportunity for open discussion. The meetings take place during the school day.
Examples of issues that may be discussed include:
School Improvement Plan
Parking and safe routes to walk / cycle to school
Extra Curricular Activities
Parents evenings and school reports
Views on school policies when they are updated e.g. Behaviour Policy
Sharing the information
Feedback will be included in our newsletters to all parents and published on the school website. If you would like a parent representative to raise an issue or make a suggestion on your behalf at the forum please ask them to do so. If you have specific concerns about your child, your first point of contact should always be your class teacher.