Parents and carers are a driving force behind their children’s achievements, but also for improving the School system as a whole. The Family Forum gives parents and carers a route to express their opinions and ideas and the School and the Governing Body a means to sound out parents’ and carers’ views on decisions about the strategic direction of the School.
The Family Forum also supports the Governing Body in promoting the well-being of students. Most parents and carers value not only educational achievement at the School, but a commitment to a positive ethos and a range of activities and opportunities beyond the formal curriculum.
Involvement in the Family Forum is an opportunity to generate a culture of genuine participation, and an attempt to reach all parents including disengaged parents and carers of particular groups of students who may face significant barriers to their inclusion.
The Family Forum is not a forum for parents and carers to complain about individual members of staff nor does it have a role in dealing with complaints from individual parents.
The Family Forum is intended to make a positive contribution to the life of the School by putting forward the views of parents and carers to the Governing Body.
Comments about the management or operation of the School should be expressed in general terms rather than in terms of a particular individual. The Family Forum accepts that it is not a decision making body, but an opportunity to influence and contribute to the running of the school.
The Parent Forum is not a fundraising body.