Parental Focus Groups

Charters School Parental Focus Groups meet two or three times per year under the chairpersonship of a member of the Senior Leadership Team. A group of 10-15 parents from year groups 7 - 12, who have registered their interest to participate, act as a sounding board for new initiatives and provide feedback and information on school life from the perspective of the students and their families. These groups are not decision making but form an integral part of the schools consultation process.

In order to take part in the focus group you must be a parent or carer of a child in Yr. 7 – 12.  The commitment will be a minimum of two meetings per year with each meeting lasting for a maximum of two hours.  Parents/carers will each only be allowed to be a member of one focus group per academic year.  Where a group is oversubscribed parents/carers will be placed into a ballot for places.  If there are spaces in other groups these will be offered as an alternative.

General themes for our focus groups and their chairperson(s) for the academic year 2021-2022 are listed below, specific foci will be shared prior to the first meeting:

  • Pastoral Care - Mr I Wright & Mrs R Zell
  • Personal Development* - Mrs C Henly
  • Quality of Education – Mr P Stephenson, Mr C Cook and Miss C Torlop
  • School Uniform/Dress Code - Mrs C Henly

*Personal Development is defined as, “students’ wider personal development and their opportunities to grow as active, healthy and engaged citizens.” Personal development includes; spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.  Personal, social, and health education (PSHE) education and Careers information, education, advice and guidance.

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