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Parent Voice

 

We are passionate about parent voice - this group enables parents to have a say and get involved in their child’s education.

Parent voice is key in helping build parental engagement in schools. Research has shown that when parents and schools work in true partnership, pupils can thrive.

“The effect of parental engagement over a student’s school career is the equivalent of adding two to three years to their education." John Hattie, 2008.

The importance of parental engagement has also been highlighted through research by the Social Mobility Commission in its recent publication,

‘Helping Parents to Parent': "[...]the more involved the parents were in their children’s school life (including volunteering in school, participating in Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) conferences, and teaching at home), the more positive the impact became on children’s performance academically. [...] only a minority of parents in the United Kingdom are uninterested in their children’s education. Instead the majority may experience difficulty in expressing their interest, something which is identified and acknowledged by professionals." Social Mobility Commission 2017

Our Parent Voice is a body which:

  • enables parents to meet, share ideas and feed back to school
  • gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to school decision making
  • helps develop a partnership between parents and school
  • consults parents and advises school leadership and/or governing body of parents’ views.

 

Over the past year the group has been involved in finding out more about Spice Time Credits and improving the school website.  Our next meeting will be held on 10th July at 1pm with Cardiff Against Bullying.  This session will help support the school to rewrite and plan our approach to anti-bullying.  We hope you can join us.

 

If you would like more information or would like to get involved, look out for the emails that are sent out on a half termly basis.

 

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