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Parent Voice

Welcome to the Parent Forum

The Parent Forum is a group of current parents who work with school leaders and other staff to develop partnerships with school share their views on areas of the school’s work and help to improve what we offer for children at Parrs Wood.

The Parent Forum meets each term and welcomes new members at any point. If you would like to come along to any meeting please email Eileen Garry, Headteacher’s PA:

e.garry@parrswood.manchester.sch.uk

Notes from each meeting will be posted on this page and will include the date of the next meeting, which we agree upon when we meet.

To give you a flavour some of the areas we might discuss could be:

Topic Notes

Reporting Systems

  • Progress 8 / new measures and targets – what do they mean?
  • Parental reporting – what works well / ‘even better ifs’…

The Curriculum

  • What drives our curriculum offer/ What do we include at Parrs Wood?
  • How can we improve our curriculum?

Communication

  • Parental communication systems – what we share and what we don’t
  • How we currently communicate - what works, what doesn’t
  • Parental engagement/surveys/parent voice/social media

Teaching and Learning

  • What we focus on
  • What we do differently and why
  • Homework
  • What else might we focus on?

Behaviour and Rewards

  • Focus and principles
  • Structures in school
  • What works well

Finance and Fundraising

Vision and Values

  • Embedding them in our daily practice

 

Presentations / notes from meetings

  • Student Leaders - six students from the student leadership team led presentations into the areas they want to focus on including; teaching and learning (focusing on tutoring children extra English and Maths led by year 10 and 11 students, rewarding those students who always give their best, supporting students at transition points 6-7, 9-10, 11-12, the environment and reducing our plastic and carbon footprints, our community, the mental health team supporting our more vulnerable students, helping the homeless and working with Mustard Tree amongst their many other initiatives.

    Download file 

 

  • How Parrs Wood High School deals with Bullying - presentation lead by Ms Dean on how Parrs Wood High School and Sixth Form College deal with bullying when it occurs and the importance of working together as a community.

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  • Relationship and Sexual Education - Headteacher, Mr McElwee shared the changes to the Relationships and Sex Education. The main changes centre around the ‘right to withdraw’ from the lessons. He also shared what is taught in each year group.  

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     PWHS GMLT Parent Forum Terms of Reference

 

     Parental Forum Communication: Parental Voice

 

     Notes from Parent Forum (17.10.18)