How can parents get involved with school?
Each school requires a group of advocates to ensure that our vision ‘Love, Learn, Live’ is being lived in our schools and the community.
Advocates are volunteers who visit their school once a term and attend meetings with the trustees to feedback on their findings. Advocates help the schools continuous improvement for the benefit of children and the community.
Find out what is involved and how to become an advocate for your school.
A partnership between volunteering parents/carers and the school that provides a valuable way to share ideas, views and concerns and make suggestions for improvements. The aims of a parent forum are to:
- Work together to improve the education provided for our pupils.
- Share information, knowledge and skills.
- Further improve communications between parents/carers and staff.
The parent forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers within the school or trust.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)/ Friends groups
PTAs and friends groups bring together members of the school community to raise money for the school and strengthen the sense of community. This could include anything from organising and running seasonal events, handling the collection and resale of second-hand uniforms, helping with school outings and extra-curricular clubs or supporting other parents by sharing their own lived experiences of the school.
The PTA provide much-needed support and people power to the school, often by involving and encouraging local organisations and companies to help with various school activities by donating their time, products or money. Being part of the PTA is a great way to meet other parents with children the same age as yours whilst working to support and improve your child’s school.
PTAs and parent forums need new members all the time as every year they lose members when pupils leave the school. We all know that it is not always easy to find the extra time and energy, but any support you can give will always be gratefully received.
If you would like to find out more information or you are interested in joining the PTA or parent forum for your child’s school, then please contact the school office who will be more than happy to assist you further.