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Parent Focus Group

Parent Focus Group dates (all meetings in the school hall at 5:15pm)


11th July 2018

16th May 2018

14th March 2018

31st January 2018

29th November 2017

4th October 2017





Parent focus group minutes 13th March 2018

Parent Focus Group 4th October agenda and minutes of meeting

Next Parent Focus Group meeting will be:


Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 5pm in the school hall




Thursday 8th December at 9.15am in the school hall


if you can make either of these dates, could you please let Mrs Butler know which one




December 7th & 8th 2017

Thank you so much for attending one of the parent focus meetings over the past two days. We had a lot to discuss and we came away with some very focused work and developments.
The main points were:
* Thanks to Simeon for the updates regarding the moss park group. We agreed the children will be involved in decorating the Christmas tree in the park and this would take place Tuesday 13th December 9am with a group of staff, parents and children
* The school would like to explore the possibility of a future forest school, utilising the park and developing staff skills with a training forest school teacher (link person from St Matthews Primary - parent) Also, litter picking and caring for the local environment.
* The school will organise a rights respecting charter afternoon for Tuesday 7th February and parents form the focus group who can attend, will help facilitate
* Send out a general letter to all parents to ask if they can be involved in different groups and when?
* Widen the communication channels with parents (newsletter, notice board, suggestion box as well as the website)
* Mrs Butler to pass on the names of parents who would like to be involved in the PTA to Dawn Hawker
The next meeting will be held on:
Wednesday 1st Feb 2017
Thursday 2nd Feb 2017 9am
Agenda Items
  • Moss Park, Park
  • Rights Respecting afternoon
  • Ideas around a fund raising day
  • Julie Plant to update parents on the maths mind map
If you would to add anything to the agenda, please send me an email, with your suggestions
Hope to see you there, thank you for your continued support.

Parent Focus Meeting 02/03/16

Thank you to the parents who came along to the parent focus group meeting on Wednesday 02/03/16. It was fabulous to see DADS attending - please continue to do so!!surprise

The group has been created to empower parents and school leaders to work together in shaping the future of our school. As we have already established, it isn't a forum for complaining or discussing individual children, rather the school, children and parents working together as a whole community. smiley


We discussed;

The feedback from the parent questionnaires

The opening of the new outdoor classroom

Parent focus group supporting during the parents evening

Rights Respecting Journey


Our next meeting will be Wednesday 20th April 2016 at 5pm - please come along we would love to see new faces


I will be working on the following as a result of the meeting;

Leaflet for parents about the parent focus group

Ideas around more opportunities for updates on progress

Working with the school council to prepare for an open event - courtyard


Thank you for your continued support


Kelly Butler


We held our very first Parent focus group on Wednesday evening. On the agenda we had;


  • The role of the PFG
  • The school improvement plan
  • engagement in school of more parents
  • Parking outside school
  • Next meeting date.

The next meeting date will be; Wednesday 16th December at school @ 5pm ALL welcome


Outcomes from the meeting;

Parent's wrote a first draft of a parent questionnaire - focus on parental engagement

Parents agreed with the changes to the locking of gates to keep children safe

Parent decided that we need to take action regarding the parking situation outside school

Parents supported the ideas regarding the development of the court yard and were willing to 'muck' in to get it prepared


Huge thanks to those who came PLEASE... continue to engage smiley

A huge thank you to all the parents who came to the meeting on Monday evening. We had 48 parents who came along to meet with me and find out what we will be focusing on in school.


We have had a really good number of parents who have expressed an interest of being involved in our parent focus group. If you didn't make it to the meeting and would like to find out more, see below.


Parent Focus group


This will be a group of parents who will commit to supporting school in becoming even better. We will meet each half term, during this time we will discuss the school's key priorities, read new policies, speak with the school council and be the face of the parents for any formal visits to the school from outside agencies/community visitors.


It's a platform for parent voice and involvement - you have so much to offer school. It is not a forum for discussing concerns (we have a separate policy in place for supporting issues and concerns). So I do ask that individual children should not be spoken about at the meetings.


We want parents to be involved in school life, help us make decisions and feel that your ideas are listened to and where appropriate for the school, seeing your ideas and suggestions blossom.


I will post a date and time over the next week for the first meeting. It make take a few attempts to get an appropriate time. Some parents prefer mornings, others after school. I will try my best to go with the majority.


I'm really looking forward to working with you.


Kelly Butler - Headteacher

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