Staunton and Corse C of E Academy, Gloucester Road, Corse, Staunton, Gloucester, GL19 3RA

01452 840240

Staunton & Corse C of E Academy

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Parent Forum


At Staunton and Corse Academy, we are committed to working closely with parents and carers. We value the partnership which exists between the school, parents and the community and the part it plays in school improvement.


Research has shown that children behave better and achieve more when their parents are involved in their education. Concerns can be resolved more quickly when parents have a good relationship with the school.


We feel that it is important that parents have a forum where they can express their views, know that they can make a difference, and learn more about how the school operates. The Parents Forum will be a place for parents to learn more about the school and a place for the school to learn more about different ways parents can contribute to their children’s learning journey.


Membership of the Parent Forum

All parents and carers of pupils of our school are automatically members of the parent forum.


What is a Parent Forum?

A Parent Forum is a body of parents which represents parents and provides a forum for them to put forward their views to the head teacher and assistant headteacher

Parent Forums are a more accessible way to involve more parents in decisions about the school. A Parent Forum is less formal and requires a lesser commitment than being a member of the local advisory board. It also enables more parents to make a real contribution to their child’s school.

The Trust board and Local Advisory members (LAB members) remain the decision-making body and provide the strategic leadership of the school. The Parent Forum aims to expand the communication between parents and the school, strengthening the voice of parents and enabling more parents to express their opinions and influence decisions.

The Ofsted self-assessment and inspection arrangements require schools to assess and demonstrate how well they listen to and act on, parents’ views. Parent Forums and councils are seen as an excellent way to do this.



The Aims of the Parent Forum will be to:

  • Work together to improve the education provided for our children
  • To learn about the school community and parental perspectives, context and history
  • Explore views on specific concerns or issues
  • Share information, knowledge and skills
  • Meet in a mutually supportive environment


Specific feedback and suggestions for improvement of:

  • Communication
  • New Initiatives
  • Parking and safe routes to school
  • Parents evening format
  • School trips and events
  • Views on school policies when they are updated e.g. Behaviour/Homework 


Out of Scope

Items relating to specific pupils, specific parents or individual school staff should be discussed one-on-one with the relevant teacher, Assistant Headteacher or Headteacher as appropriate.


Golden Rules’ to observe during meetings:

  • Respect confidentiality and never name individual teachers, pupils, members of staff or other parents.
  • Support and be guided by the person chairing the meeting
  • Keep to time and the agreed agenda



  • The group will meet regularly, at least once a term during school time on a Friday at 2.30p.m
  • A senior leader teacher will chair the meetings and take minutes
  • If you are interested in attending the next meeting please contact the office.


Please note:

The parent forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers in the school.