The Parent Forum here at Bampton C of E Primary is a partnership between parents and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement.
The aims of the Parent Forum will be to:
- share information, knowledge and skills
- meet in a mutually supportive environment
- further improve communications between parents/carers and staff/LSC (Local School Council)
The parent forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers in the school.
Who can be part of the parent forum?
Any parent or carer of children currently at Bampton C of E Primary School is welcome to join our parent forum meeting. The forum will be chaired by one of the parent representative’s forum members. At times other members of the school community will also attend the meetings depending on the agenda items and what the school feels they would like to share with the parents, such as new initiatives.
Why should I be part of the parent forum?
It gives you, the parent, an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and suggest ideas of how things could be improved.
How often will the Parent Forum meet?
We endeavour to meet twice in a term for about an hour. Each term the Parent Forum meeting will be held at different times to try to enable as many different parents to attend who wish to.
What will be discussed at the meetings?
Anything related to improving the school and further developing the partnership between the school and parents. The meetings will be informal and are an opportunity for an open discussion. Minutes of the meetings will be taken, and these will be accessible on the school website and a link will also be in the Bi-Weekly Newsletter
It is not the forum to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff.
How can I raise an issue?
Come to the meeting and bring it up during the open discussion. If you are unable to attend you can send an email to the school office and they will pass it onto the respective class representative who will bring it up at the meeting.
Current Parent Forum Members
Any of our Parent Forum Members are happy to help Parents and Carers in any way they can, please feel free to contact us:
Fieldmouse/Hedgehog Class - Sara Gibbels
Squirrel Class - Gabriella Chant
Otter Class - Carly Ware firstname.lastname@example.org
Fox Class - Jo Crittenden email@example.com
Stag Class - Melanie Standford firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Bladon email@example.com
Kevin Chandra firstname.lastname@example.org