Parent Forum

 

13th July 2017

The purpose of the new Parent Forum is to provide a space for conversation between staff, teachers, governors and parents/carers on how to help move the school forward and share important information.

The Parent Forum takes place once each half-term, with the next one to take place in October. At each meeting, the Head Teacher presents an update on key points for the term coming up. Parents and carers then have an opportunity to ask questions and find out how the school is progressing on its goals. Any parent, grandparent or carer is welcome to attend. The date and time will vary each term to maximise the chances of people being able to come along.

Greenford has already implemented the suggestion to have an afternoon for parents to be able to come into school to look at the class work displays and not just their own child’s work. This will carry on into next year. A parent newsletter also goes out every half-term to keep parents updated on what is happening in school.

Head Teacher Update for end of year 2016/2017:

Assessments – The SATS went very well and the school are very happy with the great results.

School Vision and Values – We now have a new tagline – ‘Growing together, preparing for Life’ and the School values are Friendship, Perseverance, Courage, Respect, Tolerance and Forgiveness.

New member of staff – Greenford looks forward to welcoming Mr Gould to the school in September, he will be teaching Year 5.

Spelling – The new curriculum has a strong focus on spelling. There are daily sessions on spelling with follow up homework activities. Parent support is really needed and we are encouraged to feedback on how it is going.

Parent workshops – Next year, Greenford will offer parents the chance to come into school to see how children are taught Maths and English so that they can better support their child’s learning.

Forest School - In September Greenford will be starting the new Forest School, taught by Mrs Tompkins and Mrs de Chazal. Forest School will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons. Every child in the school will have a chance to have a series of sessions, starting with Year 1 and finishing with Reception in the summer term.

Volunteers needed - Parents and carers are strongly encouraged to come forward to support the school in various ways, for example hearing children read, helping with Forest School. The Governors are also keen to recruit people with financial skills to the Governing Body. Please contact the office if you can help.

New clubs – Greenford hope to offer two new clubs next year: Recorders and Robotics (KS2).

Parent Feedback: The new style of school report was welcomed by parents as they contain a lot more detail personal to their child. Parents asked the school to review playtime supervision and possible options for children who find the playground challenging. Mrs Jackaman agreed to look into this.