The governors are keen to hear the views from parents and carers who have opinions to share. Parents with a specific issue or complaint should follow the school complaints procedure which asks parents to contact the class teacher in the first instance. If they are still not satisfied with the outcome they should make an appointment to speak to the headteacher. It is only if this does not result in a satisfactory conclusion that a complaint should be brought to the governing body.
However, if a parent has a more general observation or would like to suggest an area for attention this is always welcomed. Parents may want to raise an issue with the chair of the relevant committee in which case a message can be passed on through the school office. Several of the governors are also parents at the school and are always happy to chat to people if they are around at school drop off or pick up – have a look at the governor profiles to see who to look out for. Governors also make an effort to attend school events such as productions, concerts and PSA events and would always be happy to listen to parents on these occasions. If you would like to speak to the chair of governors he can be contacted through the school office.
In time we hope to set up a Parent/Teacher/Governor forum which will meet termly to gather parental opinion on various issues ranging from homework to school dinners. We also send out an annual questionnaire to both parents and children to gather their views on the work of the school, in addition to consultation documents on particular topics. In 2011 the school held a school development planning evening that was attended by members of the whole school community and was a chance for parents to contribute towards the school development plan. We hope that this will become an annual event.