Meeting Dates 2023-4:
FAQs: What? Why? Who? When? How?
What is a parent/carer forum?
Parent/carer forums are a way for parents/carers to be more actively involved in school life and to work in partnership with the school.
They are informal meetings where parent/carer representatives come together to meet with the headteacher or another member of staff from the school to:
- ask questions about what is happening at the school
- share positive and constructive feedback
- be consulted on school policies and strategies when appropriate
- work together to improve the education provided for all children at the school.
Parent/Carer forum is not:
- Parent governors - they sit on the governing board to offer a parental perspective
- Parent teacher association (PTAs) - the PTA here is called 'Friends of Robin Hood' and this is a separate legal entity that seeks to raise money for resources or activities for the school
Who can attend the parent/carer forum at Robin Hood Academy?
One representative per year group will be invited to attend the parent/carer forum. If the elected representative is unable to attend, another parent/carer from the year group may attend in their stead by prior arrangement with the headteacher.
Representatives will be elected each year and should consult with other parents/carers from the year group in advance of attending the forum.
How often will the parent/carer forum meet?
Once per term for approximately one hour.
What will happen at parent/carer forum?
Parents/carers will be invited to submit questions in advance and these will be discussed during the meeting. Minutes will be taken and these will subsequently be shared with the parent/carer community.