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Family Forum

Dear Ash Families,

We want to work in partnership with our families as much as possible and we would love to hear your ideas for working together.

With this is mind we would like to hold a family forum meeting on a termly basis.


What is the purpose of the family forum meeting?


The meeting is between parents/carers and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement.


The aims of the Family Forum


· To work together to improve the education provided for our children

· To share information, knowledge and skills

· To meet in a mutually supportive environment

· To further improve communications between parents/carers and staff/governance board.


The family forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers in the school.


Who can be part of the family forum?


Any parent/carer of children currently at Ash Primary School and Nursery is welcome to join any parent forum meeting. The forum will be chaired by a member of the

school leadership team and at times other members of the school community will also attend the meetings depending on the agenda.


Why should I be part of the family forum?


It gives you, the parent, an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and suggest ideas of how things could be improved.


How often will the family forum meet?


Every term for about an hour. Each term the family forum meeting will be held at different times to try to enable as many different parents to attend who wish to.




What will be discussed at the meetings?


Anything related to improving the school and nursery and further developing the partnership between the school and families. The meetings will be informal and are an opportunity for an open discussion. Minutes of the meetings will be taken and these will be accessible on the school's website.


The forum is not the place to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff. Please use the usual procedures for individual matters.


How can I raise an issue?


Come to the meeting and bring it up during the open discussion. If you are unable to attend send an email to the school office and they will pass it on to the meeting for discussion.


We hope to see as many of you as possible, and we look forward to working in partnership with you.

Yours Sincerely


Rebecca Bennett


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