As a school, we pride ourselves on having strong relationships with our parents. We believe that our school is at it’s best when we work in partnership with our parents as we are all striving for the same thing – we all want Dane Bank Primary School to be the best possible school for our children. To help us to improve and further develop this partnership working, in September 2023, we launched our new Parent Forum.
What is the Parent Forum?
The Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement.
The aims of the Parent Forum are to:
- work together to improve the education and opportunities for our children
- share information, knowledge and skills
- meet in a mutually supportive and respectful environment
- further improve communications between parents/carers and staff/governors.
Note: The parent forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers in the school.
Who can be part of the Parent Forum?
Any parent/carer of children currently at Dane Bank Primary School is welcome to join any parent forum meeting – you don’t have to attend them all. The meetings will be informal and will always include tea/coffee and cake! Myself and another member of staff will be part of the forum meetings.
Why should I be part of the Parent Forum?
It gives parents an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and suggest ideas of how things could be improved.
How often will the Parent Forum meet?
Every ½ term for about an hour. The Parent Forum will be held either first thing in the morning, after school drop off time – or for the last hour of the day, just before school pick up time. However, we are open to being flexible and holding the Forum at other times if that helps increase participation.
What will be discussed at the meetings?
Anything related to improving the school and further developing the partnership between the school and parents. The meetings will be informal and are on opportunity for an open discussion.
We will have a suggested agenda item for each meeting – a discussion point that we are seeking parental feedback, advice and ideas around. Most of these topics will be focused on issues raised through the Parent Survey.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW TO OPEN THE MINUTES FOR OUR MOST RECENT MEETINGS.