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St.   Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Junior School

Present

Name

Class Represented

Julie Hill

6LT

Julia Davies

6LT

Brian Bretherton

4ST

LizHastings

3NW

Andrea Duffy

3HW

Libby Cook

3CF/4GM

 

Apologies

Name

Class Represented

Nicola Townson

6LT

Laura Walters

4LT

Rebecca Walsh

4KH

Julia Davies

6LT

Emma King

5JK

Charlotte Thornberry

3CF

Kirsty Cartwright

4CH

Claire Poole

5JK

 

Classes not represented

6AC, 6JP, 6KW, 5JO, 5CM, 5SA, 5JK,4KH, 4CH,3TM,

 

Mrs Finnegan talked parents through the school website

The idea of Stay and Pray was put to the parents

Parents were informed about Disciple of the Week

The RE Parents’ Questionnaire was shown to parents and parents were asked to promote the questionnaire.

 

Parents were informed that the new Behaviour Policy is on the website.

Parents were informed about the Power of parenting Course.












 

Update since last meeting

  • Book Sale-not all classes got to go as some teachers said that they didn’t know about it-BOOK FAIR CURRENTLY ON IN SCHOOL-ALL CLASSES  WILL HAVE VISITED BY WEDNESDAY 22nd JANUARY

  • RE Questionnaire to go out as only one class has received this (Survey Monkey to be sent out)

  • Consideration for parents without technology (parents who cannot access the app)-PAPER COPIES OF THE NEWSLETTER ARE AVAILABLE FROMTHE OFFICE, LETTERS THAT GO OUT ON A SPEIFIC WEEK ARE ALSO ON THE WEBSITE

  • Classes to where possible send letters out on the same day (to make First Come, First Served fair)-MOVING FORWARD THERE WILL BE A CUT OF DAY AFTER WHICH  NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FROM A HAT.

  • Christmas Craft Activities-parents disappointed that children had not been given a place (consideration to be given for a third workshop date) MOVING FORWARD THERE WILL BE A CUT OF DAY AFTER WHICH  NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FROM A HAT. THIS TERM’S ARE BEING DONE IN YEAR GROUPS

  • Where there are limited places, cut off date for return of letters to be given after which names are drawn out of a hat. ACTIONED

  • Register of attendees to be kept at Christmas Craft Workshop (pupils not given a place on the Christmas Workshop to be prioritised at the Easter Workshop. ACTIONED ALTHOUGH NO EASTER WORKSHOP (Unless Julie Hill is able to provide)

  • Julie Hill offered to do a log craft workshop (VERY SUCCESSFUL-IS SHE ABLE TO DO A EASTER ONE?)

  • More notice of events-Assertive Mentoring Letter to go out as parents need two weeks notice for work  (THIS HAS BEEN VOCALISED TO STAFF-STAFF HAVE BEEN ASKED TO GIVE TWO WEEK’S NOTICE-CAN PTA DO THE SAME?)

  • User Group for website to be discussed at Communication Meeting (NOT YET ESTABLISHED-COULD PARENTS COMMISSION A SURVEY AS TO WHAT PARENTS WOULD LIKE TO SEE ON THE WEBSITE?)

  • Survey Monkey questionnaires to be used (to be distributed 7.30/8pm) THIS HAS BEEN VOCALISED TO MR SILVANO BUT NO SURVEYS HAVE SUBSEQUENTLY TAKEN PLACE

  • Possibility of opening  the first gate at -2.55pm-Mr Braihwaite to be informed (INFORMED-NOT SURE WHAT TIME THIS IS OPENING-CAN’T BE TOO EARLY DUE TO DISTRACTIONS TO YEAR 6)

  • Meeting re traffic to be arranged (JOANNE COLLERAN DNA-KEITH MOYLES WAS RE-CONTACTED LAST WEEK BUT HAS NOT GOT BACK WITH A DATE)

  • Elected member for the ward to be contacted re waste ground (NAME OF LOCAL COUNCILLOR IS REQUIRED)

  • Campaign for safer roads through the children-leaflets/ children on patrol (supervised by adults). WE WILL AWAIT THE OUTCOME OF THE ABOVE MEETING)

  • Concern re security raised-(y3 and Y6 doors being left open)-doors to be placed on a timer/supervised-THIS IS VOCALISED TO STAFF AT EVERY COMMUNICATION MEETING. 

  • More communication in relation to the House System to go out-some classes are unaware that the children are in Houses-THIS IS IN THE NEWSLETTER EACH WEEK

  • Rewards for Attendance-could these include trips out/trips to the park/extra play? WEEKLY WINNERS GET A BONUS PLAYTIME, CERTIFICATE SYSTEM IS IN PLACE-100%(BRONZE, GOLD, SILVER) + MOST IMPROVED

 

Contact details for Parent Forum Reps

bbreddo@gmail.com (Brian Bretherton)

libby_chauveau@yahoo.co.uk 

Julia.daviesx@gmail.com

julieyhill@blueyonder.co.uk

andrea85duffy@gmail.com(3HW)

lizhast1984@gmail.com (3NW)


 

  1. What’s Going Well?

  • Parents’ Meetings

  • Dates on the newsletter

  • Dates on the App

 

  1. What could be even better?

                See Suggestions/Actions below:-

 

Suggestions/To be Actioned

 

  • December-parents were bombarded (signing forms/asking for money)-maybe move transfer photos to another date (September)

  • Newsletter to be shortened and the format looked at 

  • Termly Dates to be put on Classroom Doors

  • Reduce Own Clothes Days

  • Donations to be optional eg for Fairs

  • PTA to send out a poll re Christmas Fair donations

  • Website to be promoted in the newsletter/letter/assemblies/at Parent Teacher

  • Parents to look through the website and feedback as to what needs to be put on.

  • Elected member for the ward to be contacted re waste ground

  • Campaign for safer roads through the children-leaflets/ children on patrol (supervised by adults).

  • Meeting re traffic to be arranged

  • User Group for website to be discussed at Communication Meeting-Parents to commission views

  • Info that comes into the office to be disseminated

  • Ensure that pupils attend Mentoring sessions

  • Can school take part in the Peace Proms/Young Voices?

 

Date of next meeting-Tuesday 17th March (2pm) 

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