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 Barley Lane 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 parent/carers and the school
Meetings are informal and held each half term. They are a genuine opportunity for open discussion. They will be led by school staff, usually by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher and will last approximately 45 mins - 1 hour.
All parents are welcome to all or any of the meetings. Unfortunately no children are allowed, and crèche facilities cannot be provided.
Agendas will be shared the day prior to the meeting on the website and minutes of the meetings will be published on the school website.
If you wish to submit an agenda item, please e-mail our firstname.lastname@example.org address prior to the meeting. This inbox is now open but will only be monitored in the lead-up to a parent forum meeting in order to create the agenda. Please note that it is not for individual issues and emails will not be responded to individually.
Dates for 2024 are as follows:
Spring 1: Wednesday 10th January: 5pm Junior Hall
Spring 2: Wednesday 27th March: 5pm Online (link will be emailed that week)
Summer 1: Tuesday 21st May: 5pm Junior Hall
Summer 2: Monday 1st July: 5pm Online (link will be emailed that week)
What the Parent Forum is not for:
If you have concerns or complaints relating to an individual children, family members, other parents or members of staff, then it is advised you take this to the school office. These cannot be discussed at Parent Forum.
The Parent Forum is designed to highlight parent views and ask the school to clarify matters, reconsider processes and take on new ideas that benefit our children.
Its function is not to pressure the school for change or replace the function of the school governors.
We hope that it will be a successful initiative and look forward to welcoming parents and carers to our 2023 - 24 meetings!