Shaping Learning For Life

Stockbridge - Primary and Pre-school

Chat About

When Mrs Jefferies first joined the school, a lot of changes needed to be made and rapidly too so it was out of the need to keep parents in consultation that the parent forum, Chat About, was born.

It has proved a really successful way for the school and for parents to exchange views and thoughts on issues which are current or upcoming and capture any playground queries before they grow into issues which feel unresolvable.

In the past, parents, through the forum, have helped to shape our homework policy, home school agreement, residential trips, security around the site and now, we are turning our focus to travel to school and campaigning to make this safer.

Who makes up Chat About?

Always Mrs Jefferies or Miss Tregunna or both.

A governor; Mrs Ross is currently the governor representative

Parents; Chosen randomly (roughly every 10th,depending on class size) from a class list.

How are meetings structured?

UPDATE ON…makes us review things which were raised last time

VIEWS ON…new items that have been added to the agenda by school

DISCUSSION ON…new items that have been raised by parents.

How do I get my voice heard?

At the bottom of each agenda and set of minutes is the list of parents who represent each class.  If you have an issue you would like to raise or a viewpoint on one of the ‘views on’ items, please let your parent forum rep or Mrs Jefferies know so that it can be discussed.  So that the school can formulate a useful reply or consider things fully, we do ask for any new issues to be raised by a certain deadline, usually 4 or 5 days, before the meeting.  This hopefully makes the best use of the time we have.