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Parent Voice

The contribution of parents to the development of the school and to the sharing of ideas about what the school does well and what it could do to improve its provision for students is very important. There are a number of ways in which parents can share their views and ideas:

  • Contact (speak to or e-mail*) the Headteacher directly
  • Send an email to the school office
  • Talk to a parent governor (see Governors Page)
  • Complete the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire
  • Complete our Annual Parent Survey
  • Join our Parents’ Forum (see below)
  • Attend one of our termly Headteacher’s Coffee Mornings
  • Raise a complaint either verbally or in writing

*Receipt of your message will be acknowledged confidentially by the Head’s PA initially, with a fuller response following in due course as appropriate.

Annual Parent Survey

Every year, we issue a survey to families to seek parents’ views about the school. The survey aims to seek views across three broad categories of the school’s work:

  • The School in general (based on OfSTED’s questionnaire)
  • Communication / Parental Involvement
  • Reporting your child’s progress

The governors and Senior Leadership Team will use the responses from the survey to determine the key suggestions from parents and their key concerns.  This, in turn, will be used to contribute to school development plans and routines for the following year.

The 2023 Parent Survey was carried out in June. We are hugely grateful to everyone who took the time to respond and share valuable feedback on how we can continue to enhance our school to provide the best educational experience for the students. The results will be shared in the Autumn Term.

Please click here to view a summary of the 2022 survey results.

 

Parents’ Forum

The Forest Hill School Parents’ Forum is an informal group where parents can share ideas, views and concerns, and make suggestions for improvement. The forum takes place once a term with the aim of:

  • Working together to improve the education provided for the students
  • Sharing information, knowledge and skills
  • Further improving communications between parents/carers and staff/governors

7 June 2023

The final Parents’ Forum of 2022-23 took place on 7 June 2023. The evening began with an update from Mr Sullivan, Headteacher, on the progress the school continues to make in responding to the 2021 Ofsted inspection; the spring follow-up parent survey; and the highlights of the 2022/23 school year.
For the remainder of the evening, parents/carers were divided into groups each led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team, to discuss and answer four questions about further improvements the school could consider.

Click below to view a copy of the presentation and a summary of the suggestions made.

20 March 2023

The second Parents’ Forum of 2022-23 took place on 20 March 2023. We were joined by an external organisation, Bold Voices, who gave a talk titled: Sexual Harassment and Gender-based Violence: Understanding what young people are experiencing.

The talk introduced a number of key issues facing young people today, specifically the rise of online misogyny and the impact of social media influencer, Andrew Tate, and how to situate those issues within wider gender inequality.

Click below to view a recording of the Parents’ Forum and to view a copy of the presentation.

23 November 2022

The first Parents’ Forum of 2022-23 took place on 23 November 2022. The focus of the evening was an update from Mr Sullivan, Headteacher, on the progress the school is making in responding to last year’s Ofsted inspection.

He was joined by Ms Vilas, Assistant Headteacher, who gave a more in-depth update on what has been happening to ensure that students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are well supported by the school. We also shared the results of the Annual Parent Survey.

Click below to view a recording of the Parents’ Forum and to view a copy of the presentation.

2021-22 Parent Forums

8 June 2022: Update on Response to Ofsted Inspection and Homework

Recording of forum

Presentation

2 March 2022: Ofsted Inspection and Report

Recording of forum

Presentation

3 November 2021: PHSCE Programme and Extracurricular Activities

Recording of forum

Presentation