What are Parent Representatives?
At the beginning of each academic year, a parent or two from each class steps forward to become a class representative. Normally parents are invited to a meeting to find out about being a Parent Rep and if they are interested, they can put themselves forward. As a group they meet with one of our senior leader, usually the head teacher, on a termly basis. The meeting provides an opportunity to discuss any issues or concerns parents may have expressed. They are also invaluable in canvassing ideas and working together in finding solutions and ways in which our school can move forward. These meetings are informal although minutes are kept and distributed to each representative. Any parents of the school are then welcome to view them if they wish. We can also display the minutes of meetings on this page of the website. This feature will be discussed during future parent rep meetings.
The parent representatives group is an important communication link. It gives parents an awareness of the wider picture, how decisions are made and the reasoning behind them. This is important even if the outcome that parents may have been hoping for cannot be agreed. It is hoped that through an improved understanding of how and why things are done, parents are encouraged to remain active and better informed partners and participants in the life of their school.
If you are interested in becoming a parent rep, please see Mrs Luke or ask at the office.