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What Are Parent Champions And What Is Their Role?
Any parent/carer with a child at Hayesdown First School is welcome to come along to Parent Champion meetings. The meetings are designed to keep parents informed about the school’s progress towards targets set following our last Ofsted inspection and to provide a vehicle to ensure that parents’ voices contribute to decision making in respect of ongoing school improvement.
As specific examples, Parent Champions helped to decide what information needed to be on the school website, contributed to discussions about and were actively involved in shaping Hayesdown’s approach to homework and have brought a parent voice to developments such as expansion of the The Partnership Trust, developments for the Research Centre and the decision to increase the school roll from 270 to 300 so that from September 2017 we had ten rather than nine classes with separate classes for Year 3 and Year 4 pupils.
The idea is that Parent Champions take responsibility for sharing key information with the wider parent population and also bring back to meetings, points other parents/carers wish to make.
Parent Champion Meetings
Parent Champion meetings take place in the Staffroom and start at 7.30 p.m. Meeting dates and times are agreed on a meeting by meeting basis and are publicised on the school website calendar and in school newsletters.
Any parent/carer is welcome to attend any meeting.