Parent Engagement

Parent Coffee Mornings

Coffee Morning Schedule

Date Topic Lead By
Friday 14th June 2019 Catering Consultation Caroline Whyman
Friday 21st June 2019 Plans for Transitions Mr Rimmer & Ms Humphreys
Friday 28th June 2019 Plans for the Parent Council 2019 - 20 Mr Haimendorf
Friday 5th July 2019 Introducing Ms Deeks Mr Haimendorf
Friday 12th July 2019 Our approach to Smartphones Mr Rimmer
Friday 19th July 2019 Looking ahead to next year Mr Haimendorf

The Parent Council

The Parent Council meets on the third Wednesday of each half-term for ninety-minutes starting at 6.30pm. There are currently around twenty-five active members who make up the Parent Council representing pupils from every key stage across the school, including our two Parent Governors. The meetings are chaired by Mr Rimmer and are an open forum in which parent feedback is gathered and actioned about all aspects of school life. It is expected that member of the council attend regularly and respect the trust that has been established in the group which allows those present to discuss their experiences openly and transparently.

At the end of each meeting, Mr Rimmer captures what he has heard from parents and what he is then going to do about it. A summary from the most recent meetings can be found via the links below.

The Parent Council also plays a vital function in the many charitable ad school-based fundraising initiatives which take place within the school community and serves as a point of consultation for any new school initiatives set to be launched.

We are always looking to expand the number of parents that are part of the Parent Council and any parent can register their interest in joining by emailing  


Terms of reference and core purpose:

The parent council will:

  • Minute all meetings and make them available to all parents/carers
  • Include the parent governors who can share information with the governing body
  • Be involved in identifying priorities for the school improvement plan
  • Advise the school on parental views
  • Be the forum through which the school consults parents
  • Make recommendations (this may be in relation to developing policies, procedures, protocols etc.) to the governing body and the Senior Leadership Team
  • Not be the forum for complaints about individual teachers, pupils, parents or individual issues (these should be raised through the leadership structure of the academy)
  • Meet half termly
  • Help to ensure communication between parents and the school is the best it can be
  • Review the impact of its work annually
  • Review terms of reference annually
  • Where possible, the council should consist of a parent/carer representative from each class
  • A member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Parent governor     

Parent Council Minutes 2018/19

PDF iconHT6 2018-19 Wednesday 12th June

FileHT5 2018-19 Wednesday 1st May 2019

PDF iconHT4 2018-19 Wednesday 7th March [Shared Values Consultation]

PDF iconHT3 2018-19 Wednesday 16th January 2019

PDF iconHT2 2018-19 Wednesday 15th November 2018

PDF iconHT1 2018-19 Wednesday 26th September 2018

Parent Council Minutes 2017/18

PDF iconHT6 2017-18 Wednesday 13th June

PDF iconHT5 2017-18 Wednesday 25th April

PDF iconHT4 2017-18 Wednesday 7th March