Parents Forum

Parents Forum 16th September

Parents agreed that the best time for a forum would be during the day.

Parent discussed areas they valued at Middleton:

  • Children settle well into school
  • Staff approachable – ‘family feel’
  • Curriculum support evenings – phonics and maths
  • Text messaging communication
  • After school clubs that are lined to children’s learning eg Numicon
  • Maths and reading cafes
  • Parents can ‘drop children into the classroom’

Parents felt we could develop

  • EYFS – activities children complete during registration
  • Topic based homework
  • Review of rewards systems – trophy each term for effort
  • Ensure letters get home
  • New parents feel they would welcome more information
  • More information about reading schemes and how reading is taught

Areas discussed at length:

Use of time when children arrive in school in the morning

In response to parent comments so far this year we have:

  • Held a parent curriculum meeting about reading to share with parents our new reading schemes and explain how we teach reading.
  • Given parents more information about school life, including letters from the headteacher and information about school improvement.
  • New parent information packs have been developed and our initial meetings reviewed.
  • Review of reward systems planned for September 2016.