Parent Panels

Over the course of the academic year, we select a number of parents and carers at random (e.g. number 8 on all base registers) and personally invite them into school to attend a parent panel. Each parent panel has a different agenda e.g. uniform, homework, mathematics. The purpose of each parent panel is to gather feedback from parents and carers on matters relating to school and to see how we can improve or build upon what is already in place. Should you be selected, you will receive a letter from Mrs Moore inviting you to attend and we would be grateful if you could confirm/decline your attendance by returning the reply slip which will be attached. If you are unable able to attend we would welcome any comments to be sent on the reply slip or as a letter.

Click below to see the timetable for upcoming Parent Panel meetings in the autumn and spring term:

Parent Panel Schedule 2016-17

1st February 2017 - SEN

Led by: Mr Plim and Mrs Cooper

Key discussion points:

  • What we do well as a school
  • Identification of children with SEN
  • Experiences of review meetings with class teachers
  • Experiences of working with outside agencies
  • Website review of SEN area

Next steps:

  • Review of information available on the website, to include weblinks and curriculum resources and signposts to Parent Forums
  • Review current policies to ensure that mental wellbeing of SEND children is referenced
  • Consideration of pupil representation on all pupil groups in school
  • Better communication to keep parents up-to-date with what children are doing in class each week, to consider pupil book drop-ins for SEN children (building on current practice in EYFS and Year 1)

8th March 2017 - Assessment

Led by: Mr Plim and Mrs Cooper

Key discussion points:

  • National changes to assessment
  • Current assessment sheets in use in schools
  • How school evidence progress
  • Book drop-ins
  • Assessment area of the website

Next steps:

  • Communication with parents at the end of the school year to make explicit expectations for the following year’s programme of study
  • Example EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 timetables onto website to show the structure of the school day to be made available
  • Check whether the EYFS profile goes home at any other point of the year

Click below to see the key discussion points and next steps from Parent Panel meetings that have already taken place:

Summer 2014 Parent Panel Feedback

Autumn 2014 Parent Panel Feedback

Autumn Term 2015 Parent Panel Meetings: 

Monday 22nd September 9:00am - Reading

Led by: Mrs Cooper and Miss Howe

Key discussion points: 

  • What parents think about reading in Priorslee?
  • Information from parents.

Next steps:

  • Year group recommended book list to be created,
  • Incentives to be introduced from whole school,
  • Further books to be purchased for the infant reading scheme,
  • A book swap will be organised,
  • A trip to be organised for Southwater library in Telford.

Tuesday 7th October - Marking

Led by Mrs Cooper and Mr Plim

Key discussion points:

  • What are you experiences or thoughts on marking?
  • What is the most important thing to feedback to children?

Next steps:

  • Explanation of marking to be sent to parents,
  • Targets to be shared with parents,
  • Staff to discuss scores on assessment pieces in books,
  • A bank of positive language to be shared with staff,
  • Book drop in’s to continue and discuss with staff in this being extended in other year groups.

Thursday 9th October - Communication

Led by Mr Plim and Mrs Bloomer-Young

Key discussion points:

  • How can communication be further improved?
  • What is our best form of communication?
  • Do you use our website?
  • Do you use twitter?
  • Have you noticed a change since the introduction of two weeks notice?

Next steps:

  • Ensure notice boards are visible throughout the year.

Thursday 23rd October - Uniform

Led by Mrs Bloomer-Young and Mrs Ashton

Key discussion points:       

  • General thoughts on the uniform,
  • The quality of school uniform,
  • The pricing of uniform,
  • Ordering processes.

Next steps:

  • None suggested by parents.

Tuesday 4th November – Website

Led by Mrs Cooper and Mrs Bloomer-Young

Key discussion points:

All parents who attended the session completed a survey and were asked to focus on key areas of the website.

  • What do you think about the website?
  • What could be added to the website?
  • What could be removed or changed on the website?
  • Any other suggestions?

Next steps: - Spring term 2015

  • Photos of staff to be added to the website and co-ordinator roles,
  • Governor’s information to be added on e.g. governor page and information,
  • Adapt main page titles,
  • Calendar to be streamlined or edited,
  • Guide to uniform and how to order,
  • Targets to be added to website with the guide to what they mean for each year group,
  • Basic timetable for KS2 and KS1 to be added to curriculum pages,
  • Key website links to be added for children.

Wednesday Thursday 26th November - Spelling and Handwriting

Key discussion points:

  • Handwriting,
  • Spelling and Phonics in KS1,
  • Homework and parental support.

Next steps:

  • No next steps created suggested from parents.

Monday 8th December – Early Years

Led by Mrs Monteith and Mr Plim

Key discussion points:

  • General feedback from previous EYFS meetings
  • New handwriting scheme
  • Partnership between home and school
  • How physical education objectives are addressed when there is limited use of the school hall

Next steps:

  • No next steps suggested, but a further Parent Panel for EYFS to take place later in the year.