Parents’ Forums are another way we encourage participation. There are forums for certain groups of students whose needs are very specific such as SEN and G&T. Termly meetings are held where parents are fully involved in decision making and reviewing school policies. The whole school Parents’ Forum also meets each term and all parents are invited to attend. These meetings offer the opportunity to raise issues, discuss policies and suggest ways in which we can improve our provision both educationally and socially. Further information on meetings, minutes etc. are available on Smoodle in the parents' area.
Research tells us that the key element to successful education is a strong home-school relationship and that active parental involvement has a significant effect on student progress and achievement. We do not really need research to tell us that as, I am sure you will all agree, it is basic common sense that if we show a real interest in the education of our children then they are going to feel motivated and enthused to do well.
These meetings aim to give parents the opportunity to discuss and share ideas as to how the education we provide at Saint Aidan's can be developed further and improved. All parents are welcome as we believe your comments can help us enhance our provision even further. We value what you say and hope you would like to be involved and contribute in some way. There is no commitment to attend every meeting but these meetings are occasions where you can make a difference.
We want to work together, with all of you, to ensure your child achieves the very best education possible.
This site has a range of information, ideas and resources for parents to support their son/daughter throughout all stages of their school life: http://www.parentsintouch.co.uk