Parent Voice is a representative body for parents and carers in the Academy. The aims of the Parent Voice is to represent the views of all parents and carers and to contribute towards the Academy, securing the best learning opportunities for all our students.
The Chair and Secretary are elected annually at the second meeting of the Parent Voice of each academic year. Parental views are represented by the Parent Voice to the Academy Senior Leadership Team (SLT). There will be one meeting each half term. The dates for these meetings are published on our Calendar. All minutes from those meetings will be available at the bottom of this page.
Parents and carers can contact the Parent Voice by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for future Parent Voice meetings are on our Calendar. You can use the Category filter to focus on Parent Voice information.
Terms of Reference
- To work in partnership with the Academy to create a welcoming school that is inclusive for all parents and carers
- To work with staff, governors, sponsors and other stakeholders to implement the vision of the Academy
- Engage in a wide range of initiatives that promote the progress of the Academy and students within it
- To achieve the widest possible levels of participation and engagement amongst parents and carers by promoting the work of the Parent Voice
Online Safety Information for Parents
The Academy regularly hosts Online Safety seminars and Prevent training. Documents from these sessions can be found in our Information Pack below. You can find more information about these topics in our Safeguarding section.
Parental Feedback 2015 - 2016
At every parent consultation evening throughout the year 2015 – 2016 the Academy seeks the views of parents and carers on how we are doing. Questions range from the quality of teaching pupils receive, the progress pupils are making, how safe pupils feel as well as how well led the Academy is. Any self-reflective organisation needs to evaluate how well it performs and needs to put in place steps to improve. We are committed to continuous self-improvement. Your feedback is important to us.
Please see below a summary of your responses for the academic year 2015 – 2016. Thank you for taking the time to complete our questionnaires and your support throughout the year.
Year 6 Transition Day 2016 (a.k.a. New Year 7 Induction Day 2016)
This is the PowerPoint which was presented at the Year 6 Transition Day 2016. You will also find the Year 7 Handbook (a guide for parents, carers and students) as well as the Summer Assignment booklet at the bottom of this webpage. The key to successful transition is effective communication. I hope you find these resources helpful and informative in preparation for joining the Academy in September 2016. Please don’t hesitate to contact particular members of staff if you have further questions. All staff contact details and roles are detailed in the Contact section of the website
Dates for the 2017 Year 6 Transition Day and New Year 7 Parent Information Evening can be found in our Calendar.
First Meeting of 2016/17 Academic Year
The first Parent Voice Meeting of the new academic year is being held on Tuesday 13 September at the Academy at 6.30pm. This is an ideal opportunity to meet other parents and carers and raise any questions you may have regarding Academy policies and practices. Parents and carers of new Year 7 students are especially welcome.
All future Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm in the Academy. Please see Minutes of Meetings below for items discussed and dates of Meetings
Christmas Jumper Day and the Parent Voice Christmas Raffle
On Tuesday 20th December 2016, the Academy will be celebrating Christmas with a range of activities and events for students and staff throughout the day.
For a £1 donation, students can wear a Christmas jumper under their blazers (this is in place of their Academy jumpers). Proceeds will go to a charity to be decided by Student Voice.
Parent Voice will also be drawing their Christmas Raffle in the afternoon. Tickets for the raffle are priced at £1 per strip and will be available from Monday 12th December onwards. Proceeds for the raffle will go to the Academy. Our current prizes, kindly donated by local businesses include a laptop, trainers, cinema tickets, beauty treatments and gift vouchers for a variety of high street stores.
This all coincides with Chartwells' Christmas Dinner, which will be a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. The Christmas Dinner will cost £2.90 for all staff and students who are not on Free School Meals.
We look forward to an exciting and festive end of term!