We are a group of parents, grandparents and carers of children from all year groups that meet once every half term. It is an informal group that everyone is welcome to join and is lead by Louisa Hazlehurst -Chair of the Board of Governors, with other members of the Governing Body and teaching staff attending .
Regular, open communication and consultation with parents is a priority at Charnock. The Forum provides a valuable way to listen to your ideas and concerns and seek your views, helping to make sure the needs of pupils and families are met.
It is a real opportunity to meet with others to discuss ideas or issues you would like to be addressing. In addition, the Forum will be a channel to express ideas to enrich learning and feedback on particular aspects of Charnock your child has enjoyed and would like to do more of. There will also be information on certain topics and guidance for parents. This is then fed back to the Headteacher for ideas and issues to be explored.
Examples of issues that we might discuss include:
- School development planning
- Parking and safe routes to walk
- Cost of school trips and events
- Parents evenings
- Views on school policies
- Extra-curricular opportunities
Forum members are encouraged to engage with parents to bring forward questions that they wish to be on the agenda for a meeting. For any Parent who feels they would be a valuable member of the Forum or you are just interested in what goes on then please join us! Meetings usually take place on a Monday in the Children’s Centre. You are welcome to bring your younger children if you need to and refreshments are provided. If you have any questions regarding the Parent Forum or have an issue you would like to raise please use the link below. (Please note we cannot get involved in issues with an individual, these should, as always be directed at your class teacher or the Head.)