At Hever Primary School, we are proud to have a Parent Forum. The Parent Forum is the representative body for all parents of pupils at Hever Primary School. It is designed to be parent-friendly and it's a great opportunity to become more involved in, and more informed about, the decisions which affect your child's school.
We hold regular Parent Forum meetings at the end of every long term.
What are the aims of the Parent Forum?
To work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming and inclusive environment
To promote a partnership between the school/pupils and parents
To develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils
To identify and represent all parents' views on educational and welfare matters
The forum is always attended by at least one of the Senior Leadership Team (Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher). The meeting will be chaired by the Chair of Governors subject to availability.
All members of the parent/carer community are invited, and people are encouraged to put forward items for the agenda prior to the meeting.
Please visit or email the school office if you would like any items added to the agenda: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is involved in the Parent Forum?
Our aim is to have at least one parent from each class (usually the class representative), the Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher and the School Administrator. However, any parent and member of staff are welcome to attend the meetings.
How do Class Representatives communicate all parents' views and how do we keep parents informed?
Each class representative informs the parents of their class about the topics to be discussed at the next meeting. Parents are then invited to express their ideas/opinions/suggestions via their class representative. These are then discussed at the next meeting. The class representative can then inform either the individual parent or all the parents, of results of the meeting. The Headteacher also includes relevant information in the newsletter.
How to become a Class Representative?
Come along to the next meeting which is advertised in the Hotline or contact the school directly. We usually meet once a term on Fridays at 2:30 pm. If you are a parent and would like to express your views without attending the meeting please contact your class representative in future.
Please put forward your name if you would like to represent your child's class. If there are two or more people interested in being a class representative, they may share the duties.
What qualities does a Class Representative need?
There's no formal person specification for the Class Representative position, but ideally, you need to be sociable, confident enough to put pressure on other parents to help out with events and organised. Having enough spare time for the job is important, too; if you work full-time and are rarely in the playground for drop-off or pick-up, it can be hard to build relationships with other parents.