What is the Parent Forum?
The Parent Forum is a group of parent representatives who meet once a term to discuss school-related issues. It is a non-elected group and therefore can change depending on the topic being discussed.
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 are led by a member of the school Senior Leadership Team. Meetings are informal and a genuine opportunity for open discussion.
Examples of issues that have been discussed include:
- Academic Review Day
- Parents evenings
- Parent Handbook
- School communication
How often does it meet?
The Monk’s Walk School Parent Forum meets once a term and the dates can be found on the school calendar.
Who can get involved?
If you have a child in Year 7-13 you can get involved. Meetings are advertised through Parentmail, the school website and Facebook and Twitter. Alternatively, email the school on [email protected] for more information.
Sharing the information:
Parents are encouraged to share information from Parent Forum with parents of other children in the school. Feedback is also included in school newsletters which are distributed to all parents and published on the school website.
Meeting dates for 2018-19:
- Thursday 13th September (main topic: mobile phone policy)
- Thursday 25th October
- Thursday 17th January
- Thursday 9th May
Meetings will start at 6.30pm and will take place in the sixth form centre. Parents are welcome to attend any or all - please e-mail Phil Dodson, Assistant Headteacher, at [email protected] to confirm your attendance.