Parent Forum and Parent Councils

All parents/carers are automatically members of the Parent Forum at their child’s school. As a member of the Parent Forum you can expect to –

  • receive information about the school and its activities;
  • be asked your opinion by the parent council on issues relating to the school and the education it provides;
  • work in partnership with staff; and
  • enjoy taking part in the life of the school in whatever way possible.

The Parent Forum decides how their representatives on the Parent Council are chosen and how your Parent Council operates. It is important to us that our Parent Council represents the rich diversity of our school community.  We warmly invite all parents and carers to volunteer or put themselves forward as representatives on the Parent Council.

The main aims of the Parent Council are:

  • To support the school in its work with pupils
  • To represent the views of parents and carers
  • To promote contact between the school, parents, pupils, providers of nursery education and the community
  • To report to the Parent Forum
  • To be involved in the appointment of senior promoted staff.

To raise funds for the school for the benefit of pupils (in some schools the PSA/PTA/PA fulfils this role).