What is the Parent Council?
Langafel Parent Council consists of a group of parent volunteers who are passionate about enabling parents to become and remain engaged and involved in aspects of school life which are relevant to them. We believe that parents and school working together will improve the learning outcomes and school life for all children.
We have launched the new Parent Council with the small group of committed volunteers, (with one representative per phase), as we were keen to start small and keep initial projects manageable. However, as parent engagement grows and the impact of ‘the parent voice’ on decision making in school becomes clear, it is anticipated that Parent Council could expand to two members per phase or one per year group. We are sure these next few years will be an exciting time for parental involvement in the work of the school and hope you will keep talking with us!
How does Parent Council involve me as a parent?
Parent Council has termly meetings in partnership with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The meetings have an agenda and are focused on specific areas that the Parent Council are working on. You can have a voice in these meetings via your phase representative, participating in surveys or emailing the Chair of the Council (firstname.lastname@example.org). The points you raise will be heard by the relevant groups in school (Senior Leadership Team, Staff Team or Governors) and may have an impact on School Improvement Planning.
What are the Parent Council working on?
In the Year 2017-18 the Parent Council will be working on communication, how to support learning of boys as well as other areas raised in the year.
What have the Parent Council done?
(For more detailed information please see our digest sheet and minutes at the bottom of the page.
“We would like to look at how behaviour is promoted across the school.”
Carried out a behaviour survey in July 2017 to get the views of all stake holders. Will review the behaviour policy in September 2017.
“We don’t see the impact of the Parent Forum.”
Reviewed and formalised the structure of the Parent Forum; changed it to a Parent Council with a dedicated Chairperson and a contact e-mail address.
“Why can’t children have easy access to a glass of water with dinner only after they have eaten at the drinks table.”
Trialling a variety of different methods to allow children to be able to drink during their meal. Problems with the catering company not providing sufficient cups were highlighted.
You said, “I find Rainbow Tracker Progression Sheets overly simple and it is not clear whether our child is working above or below the expectation for this point.” November 2017
“I find Rainbow Tracker Progression Sheets overly simple and it is not clear whether our child is working above or below the expectation for this point.”
An expected Blue Arrow has been added to the sheet to show where a child should be at that time of the year. This should make it clear whether the child is working below, at or above expectations. A section of the website has been created to aid parents in understanding the purpose and ways we assess has been put onto the school website.
Parent Council Minutes and Digests: