ParentMail provides Parents/Carers with a Phone App that is available to download from the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android) and an online account. As well as being able to pay for school dinners, trips and clubs using the new phone app or via your online account, you will also receive letters, forms, permission slips, calendar invites and everything else you would normally receive in your child’s book bag. You will also receive reminders for events and activities 24 hours before they are due to happen.
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 provided for our children
· share information, knowledge and skills
· meet in a mutually supportive environment
· further improve communications between parents/carers and staff/governors
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 Linthorpe Primary School is welcome to join any Parent Forum meeting. The Forum will be chaired by diffrent members of the School Leadership Team throughout the year depending on the agenda items and what the school feels they would like to share with the parents, such as new initiatives.
Why should I be part of the Parent Forum?
It gives you, the parent, 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?
The Parent Forum will be held on the first Thursday of each half term. Meetings will be held at different times to try to enable as many different parents to attend who wish to.
What will be discussed at the meetings?
Key topics for discussion will be set in advance and will be centred around 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.
- Respect confidentiality and never name individual teachers, pupils, members of staff or other parents
- Support and be guided by the chair of the meeting
- Keep to time and the agreed agenda
- Respect others suggestions, viewpoints and ideas by letting them finish without interruption
Individual concerns/complaints need to be addressed with the relevant staff member (following normal school procedure) and will not be discussed at the meetings. The names of individual children or members of staff will not be used at the meetings.
Autumn Term Parent Forum discussion topics:
Spring Term Parent Forum discussion topics:
- Homework and Seesaw
Summer Term Parent Forum discussion topics:
- Parental Engagement (EAL)
- SEND provision
You said…. We did:
In our Parent Forum meeting on Communication you said….
The school needs to send out whole school key dates and key dates for year groups so that parents are aware in advance of the important events happening in school for the half term ahead.
A table of key dates is sent out to parents each half term, detailing the important dates in the next upcoming half term.