Parents in School

Parents in School

We welcome offers of help in school from Parents and Carers.  Unfortunately, owing to the current Covid situation, we are unable to have visitors in school.  Once the situation changes, we will advise the parent community and welcome you back into schol. If you feel you could spare a short time each week to listen to children read, please complete the Volunteer Application Form below. 
 
You will be asked to undertake a DBS check for safeguarding purposes and complete a Level 2 Safeguarding course.
 
We are currently looking for volunteers who may be interested in running a lunchtime or afterschool club.  Please contact Susie in the office for further info or for an informal chat.  Tel 01769 580512.
 
What is the Parent Forum?
 
The purpose of the forum is to have an open means of parents and the school collaborating and working together. We just want to hear from YOU! 

The Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the school. 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 parents/carers and staff/governors

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 Kings Nympton Primary School is welcome to join any parent forum meeting. Meetings are attended by parents, the Executive Headteacher, Vicki Fenemore, and one other member of teaching staff.  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.  We are currently holding the meetings online via Zoom. 

 

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 on opportunity for an open discussion.  Minutes of the meetings will be taken and these will be accessible on the school's website (see below).

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

Examples of items on the last agenda include:

  • Enrichment activities
  • School safety (gates and access points)
  • Swimming lessons
  • Pupil numbers

How can I raise an issue?

Our parent reps are Sammy Steer-Fowler, Nikki Hawkins, Paula Bannister and Carly Cook.  If you have any feedback/comments/concerns about the school, feel free to contact them directly or speak to or email Susie and she can then share contact details.  All parents/carers are also welcome to attend the meetings.