Academy Council & Parent Forum

HOLLY FAHERTY (CHAIR)

ADAM STAINSBURY (HEADTEACHER)

Academy Council

For information about last year's governing board, please visit this page.

ALEX DEE (STAFF)

KATIE WOOD (STAFF)

MELISSA HEATHERSON (R.E.D)

TOM FOOTE (COMMUNITY)

CAROLINE RIVETT (PARENT)

ANDREA STYLES (COMMUNITY)

NIKKI NEWMAN (AET PEER)

TAMASIN SPRINGETT (AET PEER)

KAREN ORWELL (CLERK)

CHARLOTTE WHITELOCK (PARENT)

Parent Forum

MINUTES OF PARENT FORUM MEETINGS: DECEMBER 2022, OCTOBER 2022

Our Parent Perception Partnership (parent forum group) is a group of parents at Westerings Primary Academy who have volunteered to support the academy in matters relating to academy improvement. Meeting every term, we look at aspects of school improvement and how this particular stakeholder group can make an impact on. If you are interested in supporting the academy in this way, please contact the academy office and we will keep your details on file for when there are vacancies to join the group.

If you have other concerns or queries, please contact the academy in the usual way.

OUR AIMS:

To help the academy find out what parents think about important issues

To actively involve parents in academy decisions

To consider ways that parents and carers can support the academy in improving outcomes for our pupils.

Our Autumn Survey of all parents yielded some of the following feedback, which will be used at our next meeting as a springboard for future planning. The full report can be obtained via the school office, and will be discussed at our next Parent Forum meeting:

The information we receive from school is:

The school has high expectations of my child:

Westerings uniform is appropriate for primary aged pupils:

There are sufficient options for my child depending on the season (e.g. shorts, summer dress etc.)

School uniforms are cost effective:

The school ensures that its pupils behave well:

My child feels safe at this school:

My child can take part in clubs at this school:

My child does well at Westerings:

There is a good range of subjects taught at Westerings:

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

Q: Would you recommend the school to another parent?

99% positive! This is our highest ever response to this question! 💕

Uniform was by far the most devisive of topics in our survey, with polarised views. This was a priority for our Uniform Review task group in our Parent Forum group, JCC and Academy Council this year. The resulting changes to policy can be found here.

The most preferred method of communication with parents was: ClassDojo