Invitation to our Parental Forum

Invitation to our Parental Forum

Dear Parent/Carer

At Tottington High School we pride ourselves in having excellent relationships with our families, but are aware that there is always a need to look to improve this relationship and increase forms of communication with our parents/carers. Our Parents’ Evenings are well attended and we regularly keep in touch with many parents via email or phone calls as well as face to face meetings.

Most of these methods are to serve you in relation to discussions about your individual child, but we know that we have many parents/carers who could contribute to help us ensure we are offering the best possible provision to all of our children. We wish to engage with more of our parents/carers to become more involved in our decision making, be able to ask us about what we are doing and reasons for some of the decisions we make.

To that extent, we are introducing our new Parental Forum, which we intend to get going this term through our first two initial meetings. It is then expected we will have one every half term next year. The purpose of the meeting is not to discuss any individual child, but to discuss whole school provision and of course specific aspects of that provision may or may well affect your own child. It is also an opportunity for us to promote the many wonderful positive things taking place here at Tottington High School.

We are continually looking at different ways in which we can promote all the fantastic work of this school whilst continuing on apace with our school improvement drive. As supportive parents/carers your thoughts and ideas would be very welcome.

Therefore, I would like to personally invite you to meet with myself, and one or two other colleagues on Thursday 27th June, from 6.00-7.00 pm. As a parent myself I do understand how busy life is trying to juggle work and home life commitments. However, your input moving forward would be greatly appreciated. Further meetings will have set agendas, which attendees can have the opportunity to contribute to.

If you feel you are able to attend, please could you contact Mrs J Rishton, my PA/Office Manager via the school email – tottington@bury.gov.uk or write a brief note of intention to attend and send in to school for Mrs Rishton’s attention.

Many thanks again for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Mr B Duffy
Headteacher