ABS PARENT FORUM
The ABS Parent Forum gives parents and carers a voice. We come together to share ideas for improving the school and to put our views to senior staff. It is also an opportunity for parents and carers from across the whole school to get to know each other.
In the past the Parent Forum has discussed homework policy, behaviour management policy and school/home communication, among other things. A senior member of staff comes along to most meetings so that we can put our suggestions, questions and comments to them directly. We also report to the school governors on our discussions, so they are aware of the issues parents and carers raise.
The Parent Forum isn't the place to bring up specific concerns about your child. Instead, we have a general discussion with the aim of supporting and improving the life of the school and our children’s learning. The meetings usually happen once a term on a Friday morning. They are very informal. We provide tea and coffee and breakfast. Young children are welcome.
We always put a note in the school newsletter with the date of upcoming meetings and the subject for discussion. We also notify people on the Parent Forum contact list via email. If you would like to be added to the contact list just drop a line to the school email@example.com. We would also love your suggestions for discussion topics for future meetings: do just get in touch or come and say hello if you see us around school.