St Teresa’s Parent Forum 2019-2020 Academic Year
Parent forum class representatives for 2019-2020 academic year:
Bees Class- Mrs Greary, Miss Carrig, Miss Fajgier
Zebras Class- Mrs Jury
Pandas Class- Mrs Berry
Eagles Class- Ms Brown
Butterflies Class- Mrs Moloney
Penguins Class- Mrs Skinner, Mrs Bartlett
Beavers Class- Mrs McBride
Mr Burchett and Mrs Kerr (Senior Leadership Team) are also involved in each Parent Forum meeting.
For this academic year, meetings will be held on the following dates:
Friday 20th September 2019 (Business Meeting and Welcome 'Bees Class' Parents)
Friday 11th October 2019
Friday 6th December 2019
Friday 31st January 2020
Friday 20th March 2020
Friday 15th May 2020
Friday 19th June 2020
Meetings are held on Fridays (once a term) and start at 2:30pm until the end of the school day. Please speak to your Parent Forum representatives regularly in order that they can update us on the school's progress in many different areas. In addition, please contact Mr Burchett if you would like to attend a meeting- we are always happy to have more representatives at meetings. This helps us to gain a wider perspective of parental views.
What is the St Teresa’s Parent Forum?
The St Teresa’s Parent Forum seeks to represent the collective voice of Parents and Carers in discussions with the school's Governing Body and leadership team. It will play an active role in influencing, supporting and enhancing the development and learning of all children at St Teresa’s School.
How will we do this?
The Parent Forum will:
Work closely with the Governing Body and School leadership team to ensure an open and beneficial dialogue exists.
Encourage closer links between home and school, helping parents and carers engage with their children's learning.
Assist governors, teachers and staff by commenting on new initiatives, drawing attention to areas of concern and contributing to solutions.
Enhance communication with and between all members of the school community.
Develop and disseminate ideas that improve the life of St Teresa’s School.
What are the principles guiding the Forum?
You can count on the St Teresa’s Parent Forum to be:
Collaborative: participating together for the benefit of the school community
Constructive: helping to identify effective solutions
Transparent: keeping everyone informed of meetings and their outcomes
Encouraging: welcoming ideas and initiatives to foster a positive ethos
Who can be part of the Forum?
All parents and carers of children attending St Teresa’s Primary School are welcome to apply to be part of the forum. In addition, a representative from the governing body may attend.
What will the Parent Forum not do?
The Parent Forum is not a decision-making body. It is a body which can feed in views and represent the parents and carers of issues surrounding the school.
The Parent Forum is also not the place to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff.
Why should parents & carers take part?
As a parent or carer, being part of the Forum can help you in a number of ways:
Good links between you and the school can improve your child's/childrens' enjoyment and chances of doing well.
It gives you an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and ideas of how you feel things could be improved.
It can help you get the advice and support to help and encourage your children with their learning
It can break down barriers between the school and parents and improve working relationships.
How can Parents & Careers participate?
Parents and carers can participate in a number of ways:
By applying to be part of the forum and represent their child’s/children’s class;
By taking a role to help promote the Forum and make it work;
By participating in activities and letting either your Parent Forum Year representatives or a member of the Parent Forum Committee aware of your thoughts relating to St Teresa’s.
By suggesting items to be discussed.