Information on parents councils
Information and help for parents
Denefield Parents' Forum
Please note these meetings are open to all interested parents and carers of students at Denefield. The group is not a committee and there is no membership. Please feel free to come along to any or all of the meetings. Agendas are posted on the website in advance so parents can see what is going to be discussed each time, in order to help them decide if they have an interest in attending that particular meeting.
Parenting Special Children
Interactive Workshops 2013 for parents with children diagnosed with AD/HD. Click here for further information
Parents' Forum Drug Awareness December 2012
Parents' Forum June 2012
Latest Parents' Forum Minutes
The purpose of a Parents’ Forum.
A parents’ Forum is an independent and informal forum for parents, which they lead and run themselves. The forum needs to be clear about its purpose and decides its own agenda for meetings.
The group promotes two way communication – it can advise the school, or be consulted on parental views and concerns, and can ask the school to be informed on initiatives and actions taking place within the school.
The forum communicates with the school mainly through the governing body; it is suggested that the forum meets every six weeks, with the meetings being held two weeks in advance of governors meetings, to give the forum scribe time to get notes to the governor acting as liaison. This also gives the governors time to then feed back to the forum before the next meeting.
The forum can invite speakers to meetings, eg the Headteacher, Local Authority representatives, or a local politician.
Agreed aims of Denefield Parents' Forum;
- To support the school in raising standards further.
- To support the school in improving the school environment for students and staff.
- To rebuild a sense of pride in the school in the students and wider community.
- To improve communication with parents.
To view information and minutes of previous forum meetings click on the link to the archive in the main menu