Parent Forums

A Parent Forum is a collective body of parents engaged in understanding and supporting their children’s education and wellbeing in partnership with the school.  Each Year at the Trust School has its own Year Parent Forum abbreviated as YPF, and then there is a Central Parent Forum – in short CPF – for the whole school.

While a Year Parent Forum is open to all parents and carers of that Year, the Central Parent Forum is a representative body comprising elected representatives from each and all Year Parent Forums.

Year Parent Forum (YPF)

  • A Year Parent Forum (YPF) will be instantly formed with the participating parents or carers in response to the school's open invitation to all.
  • An YPF will be open to all parents of that Year and meets once in a half-term with a general and a topic on the agenda.
  • Each YPF will elect from within itself a Chair and a Vice-chair to run the forum with support and guidance from the designated member of staff for parental engagement.
  • An YPF will focus on general matters related to the education and wellbeing of all students of a particular Year.
  • The elected Chair and Vice-chair will join the Central Parent Forum (CPF) to represent their YPF, but the school may co-opt an additional member if it is deemed necessary.

Central Parent Forum (CPF)

  • The Central Parent Forum (CPF) is a representative body of parents with equal representation from each YPF.
  • There will be two reps per year group, for a total of 14 CPF members
  • The YPF will meet once in a half-term where a member(s) from the school's Senior Leadership Team (SLT) will be present.
  • The CPF will elect a Chair and a Vice-chair from within itself to run the forum with support and guidance from the designated member of staff for parental engagement.
  • The YPF will focus on general matters related to the education and wellbeing of all students of the school irrespective of their Years.
  • The YPF Representatives (YPFR) will represent their YPFs in the CPF, and conversely the CPF in the YPF.

Chair and Vice-chair

  • A Chair of an YPF or the CPF will liaise with the school-designated member of staff for parental engagement and convene meetings as per the calendar, preside over the meetings and take minutes.
  • The Vice-chair will assist the Chair and act as Chair in their absence.

Please refer to the PF calendar for 2020-2021 and note that while each session of an YPF has a pre-set topic to cover a particular aspect of parental engagement. However, parents may propose an item to be included on the agenda at least 2 weeks before the meeting for the school's approval.

General Topics for Parent Forums 2020-2021

Term

1.2

2.1

2.2

3.1

3.2


Pedagogical

Operational

Developmental

Pastoral

Celebration


Year 7

Mon 9th Nov ‘20

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 11th Jan ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 22nd Feb ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 26th Apr ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 14th Jun ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Overview of Y7 Curriculum: What is my child expected to learn?


Teaching, Learning, Assessment, Reporting, Behaviour and Intervention at SPWT

Development and Learning: Physical, Cognitive and Moral

Positive Parenting: Support for Independent Learning

Recognising and Celebrating Achievements. SPWT Graduate Skills Awards

Year 8

Mon 23rd Nov ‘20

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 18th Jan ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 1st Mar ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 10th May ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 21st Jun ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Overview of Y8 Curriculum: What is my child expected to learn?


Updates on Teaching, Learning, Assessment, Reporting, Behaviour and Intervention at SPWT

Identity, Conformity and Relationships. British Values

Positive Parenting: Understanding Online Risks and Safeguarding

(Prevent workshop)

Recognising and Celebrating Achievements. SPWT Graduate Skills Awards

Year 9

Mon 30th Nov ‘20

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 25th Jan ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 8th Mar ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 17th May ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 28th Jun ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Overview of Y9 Curriculum: What is my child expected to learn?

GCSE Pathways: Choosing Subject of Studies for GCSE

Career Development: What Does My Child Want to Be?

Positive Parenting: Encouraging and Supporting in Aiming and Achieving High

Recognising and Celebrating Achievements. SPWT Graduate Skills Awards

Year 10

Mon 7th Dec ‘20

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 1st Feb ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 15th Mar ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 24th May ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 5th Jul ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

GCSE Syllabus and Assessment Objectives



Study Skills: How KS4 Students Should Manage their Studies


Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing (workshop)

Supporting Your Child for mental health and wellbeing (workshop)

Recognising and Celebrating Achievements.

SPWT Graduate Skills Awards

Year 11

Mon 14th Dec ‘20

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 8th Feb ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mon 22nd Mar ‘21

9:30 am – 10:30 am



Understanding GCSE Exam and Grading


Revision: School’s Support System for GCSE Exam Preparation

Post-16 Education and Career Development



Parent Forum Resources

After a Parent Forum we will make the resources and minutes available to download for those who were unable to attend.

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