At Alleyne’s Academy we value the importance of school community and ensuring that as a school we work together to improve the provision that we offer. The Parent/ Carer Forum is a partnership between parents/ carers and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement. Each session we share developments that are taking place within the school and ask for feedback alongside introducing new improvements to gain parental/ carer feedback before implementation. We value the importance of parents/ carers being part of the process of development.
As a member of the forum, you have:
· a right to advice and information about your child's education at the school
· the opportunity to be more involved with what the school is doing
· the opportunity, along with all the other parents/ carers, to have your views represented
The Aims of the Parent/ Carer Forum
The forum exists for the benefit of all the students at Alleyne’s Academy. The students’ safety and wellbeing and improvement of students' learning should be the forum's clear and consistent goal. The forum is a means to feed information from Alleyne’s Academy to parents/ carers, and from parents/ carers to Alleyne’s Academy. The forum is not to be used for raising specific issues about individual students or staff or to raise complaints. There are other processes in place in school to address these.
Key aims are:
· work together to improve the education provided for our students
· share information, knowledge and skills
· meet in a mutually supportive environment
· further improve communications between parents/carers and staff/governors
Alleyne’s Academy welcomes attendance of all parents/ carers. Governors and other members of staff are also invited to attend. Everyone will be invited to contribute.
Although forum meetings are informal, there will be a structured agenda set by the Senior Leadership Team in collaboration with parents/ carers:
1. A welcome and introduction by a member of staff
2. Feedback on issues/action points from the previous forum, as required
3. Agenda shared, focusing on specific focus for the forum
4. Opportunities for parents/ carers to discuss/generate ideas on focus
5. Feedback from parents/ carers
Meetings will take place once a term, time and day to be confirmed each half term, in the school hall.
All PowerPoints shared at the meetings and reports of the feedback given are shared on this website page. All feedback is taken by the school and this will help to develop a better understanding of the views and needs of parents/ carers and how we might address and incorporate them in school developments and practices. Benefits to parents/ carers are that they will have a greater understanding of the way the school operates, have more information about their children's education and the quality of that education, be able to contribute to the strategic direction of the school and share in.