The more parents and carers take an active part in in our Parent Council, the better it will be for everyone. This doesn’t mean you have to take on a role as an office bearer, there are many other ways – big and small – that you can make a difference. Here are just some of the ways you could get involved:
Organising Events – We do have an Events Co-ordinator, who takes overall charge of our annual programme of events, but each individual event requires a committee at the helm to take it forward, organise the volunteers, supervise the set up, make sure everything is running on time etc. Without that, our events cannot go ahead. It’s a great way to get involved
Fundraising Activities – We have events that occur regularly every year to raise funds for the school, such as our Summer and Winter Fair, but we are always open to new initiatives. If you have a great idea for a fundraising activity, get in touch!
Parent Council Roles – The Parent Council has a number of elected and co-opted roles, which require new people to step up every few years. If this is something you would be interested in, you can shadow one of the current members to learn the ropes in advance. Roles include Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasure, Clubs Co-ordinators, Events & Fundraising Co-ordinators, Class Rep Co-ordinator, Communications Officer, Health & Safety Officer. >> FIND OUT MORE
Special Interest Sub Groups – We have a number of special interest sub groups, which sit within the Parent Forum but are separate to the Parent Council. Currently these include our Playground Improvement Project, Road Safety Group, School Uniform Bank, and Sustainability Group. If you would like to get involved with any of these, or if there is another cause you are passionate about that you would like to form a group for, please get in touch. >> FIND OUT MORE
Class Rep – We have a system of Parent Representatives (co-called “Class Reps”), who represent their class on the Parent Council, collate and update class contact lists, advertise and promote Parent Council events, and if necessary act as a liaison between the class and the school.
Club Admins – The Parent Council runs after-school activity clubs throughout the school year. As well as a tutor, each club requires an admin who takes care of registrations, and any relevant communication with parents of children attending that club.
Attending Parent Council Meetings – Parent Council Meetings are open to all parents and carers, regardless of whether you are an office bearer or member, or not. Please take the opportunity to attend out meetings, stay up to date with what is going on, and make your views heard. >> MEETINGS
General Helper – This list of ways to get involved with the Parent Council is by no means definite. If you have other skills and talents you think you could bring to the table and help make a difference, please let us know.
Please do volunteer – together we can make a difference. To volunteer or to send a query, please email [email protected] or use the Parent Council mailbox in the school.