Parent Focus Group

Why have we set up our Parent Focus Group?

To improve communication between the parents and the school

  • School wants to have a good relationship with parents and families.
  • Parental co-operation and support can make a real difference to how children see themselves as learners and engage in learning. Regular communication about the learner’s individual development and achievements is a key component of successful partnership work.
  • Schools that get it right engage families in the learning process from the very beginning.

To listen to your views

  • As Parents you are the experts on your family’s needs and wishes and you can offer us a grounded understanding of how school can work with families.
  • Initiatives developed with input from parents are much more likely to be useful and well attended.
  • Well-handled, transparent consultation builds parental trust and confidence.To share developments in school
  • During sessions we may highlight communication issues that could be addressed.  In future sessions we can address this by sharing developments - this could be either:
  • Existing solutions that we may not have been communicated well, or;
  • New solutions as a results of your feedback.

How will the information from the group be used?

  • Open, honest and constructive discussion will produce the best results.  
  • Information from the focus group will be presented to the school leadership team in an anonymised format on behalf of the group and a response will be provided for the next meeting.

Why don’t the school leaders attend the meeting?

  • This is a forum for discussion - to give parents a voice to help school improve.  As a group you may choose to invite Parent Governors or leaders to attend - the choice is yours!

 

 

Parental Focus Group Meeting Notes

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