1st December 2020

posted 1 Dec 2020, 03:41 by Liz Pattinson   [ updated 1 Dec 2020, 07:39 ]
Dear Parent/Carer

We would like to set up a Parent Forum in order to gain parental input around the direction of Alde Valley Academy at this time of exciting growth. 

Please find below information about FAQs and information about how to get involved. 

What is the Parent Forum?

 The Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the leadership of Alde Valley Academy. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement. 


         The aims of the Parent Forum will be to:

                          + work together to improve the education provided for our children
                          + share information, knowledge and skills
                          + meet in a mutually supportive environment
                          + further improve communications between parent/carers and staff/academy committee
                          + work together to shape the future of the school with increasing student numbers and the potential investment from local businesses
        The parent forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers in the school.

Who can be part of the parent forum?

Any parent/carer of children currently at Alde Valley Academy is welcome to join any parent forum meeting.  The forum will be chaired by Mr Mayhew (Headteacher) and Mr Ketteringham (Deputy Headteacher).  At times other members of the school community will also attend the meetings depending on the agenda items and what the school feels they would like to share with the parents, such as new initiatives.


Why should I be part of the parent forum?

It gives you, the parent, an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and suggest ideas of how things could be improved.


How often will the Parent Forum meet?

Every term for about an hour.  Each term the Parent Forum meeting will be held at different times to try to enable as many different parents to attend who wish to.


What will be discussed at the meetings?

Anything related to improving the school and further developing the partnership between the school and parents.  The meetings will be informal and are an opportunity for an open discussion.  Minutes of the meetings will be taken and these will be accessible on the school's website.

It is not the forum to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff.


How can I raise an issue?

Come to the meeting and bring it up during the open discussion.  If you are unable to attend send an email to the school office and they will pass it onto Mr Mayhew who will bring it up at the meeting.

When is the first meeting?

The first meeting will be on Thursday 10th December at 6.00pm. Due to Covid restrictions it will be held virtually on Zoom.

How do I get involved?

Send an email to the address below stating your interest and anything that you may wish to discuss.


Kind regards,

Mr D Mayhew