November 15 2013
The Parental Voice
The value of excellent parental relationships is priceless, to coin a phrase.
When parents are involved in their daughter’s learning and in the life of the school, children do better. This is borne out by a growing body of research. Parental involvement is thus a key lever for school improvement.
Our Parent Council Meetings
- enable parents to meet, share ideas and feed back to the school
- gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to school decision making
- helps develop a partnership between parents and school
- consults parents and advises the Governing Body of parents’ views.
We are extremely fortunate at Bramley to have parents willing to sit on each of our 4 Parent Councils, from Little Bramley through to Tops (Year 6). This week, and over the next two weeks, we meet to exchange ideas, to offer and receive support for various activities, working collaboratively to enhance what we do at Bramley.
From this weeks’ meeting we are looking to extend our ‘new parent mentor’ scheme; to produce a ‘hints and tips’ leaflet for new parents; extend our army of parent readers coming in to school and develop further, the corporate links we have.
Our partnership with our parents has a huge, positive effect on our school culture and strengthens the feelings of ownership and commitment. Communication is most certainly a two way process and to have such comprehensive support, and a talent bank we can call upon, is fundamental to the success of both our girls and of our School.