The Parents’ Forum was initiated through links between the Governors and the PTA. Parents are asked to submit issues for discussion before the meeting, these form the agenda and then an open meeting is chaired by one of the Governors. This is your chance to raise general school issues for discussion – so far there have been many positive results – for example the introduction of hot lunches.
Parents are invited to speak to their child’s teachers (both secular and kodesh) and discuss their progress. Mr Shaw is also available on the evening in her office should you wish to talk to her. Parents are offered 10 minute slots with the teacher and are asked to sign up to one of two dates per term.
Throughout the school year, various information evenings are held on a wide range of topics e.g. safety on the internet; SATs; Kodesh curriculum. Parents are encouraged to attend these evenings which are always highly informative. Sign- up sheets are available in advance of the evening.
Parents are invited to assemblies when their children’s class is performing. You will be given due notice of the date.
Children playing a musical instrument are given the chance to perform in an assembly once per term. Parents are invited to attend. Children audition in advance but all ages and abilities are encouraged.
Taking place in the summer term, this is one of the highlights of the school calendar. All children from Reception to Year 6 take part in a host of activities from team races to individual track and field activities. Parents are invited to attend and even take part in the parent’s 100m should you wish!
This questionnaire is sent out annually to parents to fill out anonymously. It asks for parental feedback on a variety of issues at the school, ranging from bullying to homework and extra-curricular activities. The results are analysed and provide invaluable feedback for future planning.
At the start of the school year parents can nominate themselves to be their class reps. The two parent class reps provide a link between the class teacher and the parents. They ensure that all parents feel included and up to date on class events and issues – they may organize a coffee morning for parents to socialize and also ensure that parents know about up and coming PTA events. They are also expected to attend the Parent’s forum and encourage parents to do so.
This is chaired by Mrs V Berman and provides much support within the school. The main focus of the PTA is to fundraise for the school and organise social events for both parents and children which include the Chanukah Funday and school calendar. Projects such as refurbishing our school library, providing shelters in the playgrounds and purchasing new laptops, would never have happened without the efforts of the PTA. Every parent is welcome to come along to PTA meetings – you don’t have to be invited – just come along, fresh ideas are always very welcome. Details of upcoming meetings can be found in the school newsletter and on the PTA Noticeboard which is just outside the school office.