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Freeland CE Primary School Parent Forum

At Freeland CE Primary School we value the importance of school community and ensuring that as a school, we work together to improve the education we provide for all our children. The Freeland Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions of ways we can improve what we are already doing.


The Aims of The Freeland Parent Forum

The forum exists for the benefit of all the children at Freeland CE Primary School. The improvement of pupils’ learning should be the Forum’s clear and consistent goal. The forum is not to be used to raise specific concerns regarding individuals or to raise complaints. These should be addressed by speaking to the class teacher or the Headteacher.


The key aims of The Freeland Parent Forum are:

• To work together to improve the education provided for all children attending Freeland CE Primary School.

• To share information, knowledge and skills.

• To meet in a mutually supportive environment.

• To continue to develop communication between parents/carers, staff and governors.



When will Freeland Parent Forum take place?

The Freeland Parent Forum will take place 3 times a year, once a term. Each meeting will take place at a different time of the day to allow as many parents as possible to participate. When needed, we may run additional meetings to allow us to gain parent’s views on specific initiatives or impart information to parents. Meetings will be approximately an hour long.

During the autumn term meetings will be held in the mornings, after school drop off. During the spring term, meetings will be held in the afternoons before school pick up. During the summer term, meetings will be held in the evenings at 6pm


Who can attend the Freeland Parent Forum?

All parents are welcome to attend meetings and governors will also be invited. Everyone is welcome to contribute. It gives parents/carers an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to discuss what the school is doing well and suggest ideas of how things could be improved. There will be opportunities to get advice and support to help your child/ children with their learning.


How will the meetings be structured?

Although these meetings are intended to be informal, an agenda will be provided so people who attend know what will be discussed and have time to think about these items before the meeting. School staff will have items they wish to gain parental views on but parents can also suggest agenda items they would like to discuss by emailing the office at least a week before the meeting.


The agenda will follow this format:

• Welcome and introduction by a member of school staff.

• Feedback on issues/action points from previous Forum meetings, as required.

• Information provided on a particular issue from a member of school staff.

• Opportunity for discussion in small groups around the area of focus.

• Feedback from parents and action points agreed if appropriate


 Responsibilities of members of the forum.

By attending a meeting a parent is a member of the forum. Members do not have to attend every meeting.

All members agree to the following responsibilities:

• Everyone arrives on time.

• Everyone prepares for each session.

• We show respect for each other

• Discussions are general and are not related to an individual child.

• Keep the discussion focused.

• All members participate.

• Be positive, constructive and solution focused.

• Support and be guided by the Chair of the meeting


Outcomes of the Freeland Parent Forum

The Forum endeavours to provide parents with a better understanding of the way school works, how their children are taught and understand how policies and procedures have been developed. The Forum will also allow parents to contribute to the strategic direction of the school and share in the vision for the school.

Agendas for Meetings

Dates for Meetings 2021-22

Wednesday 6th April 2pm

Tuesday 5th July 2022 6pm

Spring Term 2022 6th April at 2pm

The first Parent Forum took place in the school hall on 6th April. It was a great start to what we hope will be a productive way for parents and staff to work in partnership for the benefit of the children of Freeland School.

Mrs McCarthy presented the school's Behaviour Policy to parents and explained our approach, followed by an opportunity for parents to look at the school's rewards and sanctions and offer feedback on these. Please see the minutes and resources used in the meeting.

If you have suggestions for future discussions or areas of focus at parent Forum meetings please let either Mrs McCarthy or Mrs Zanre know by emailing, phoning or speaking to us in person.

Agenda 6th April 2022

Reward survey and Sanctions questionnaire used at the meeting to gain feedback