Parents Forum holds a regular meeting each half-term for parents and other carers to meet up, support each other, our children and school. A number of teachers kindly attend, so school can answer questions and respond to our discussions. Meetings are informal, friendly and all are very welcome. You can find the dates and times of our forthcoming meetings by clicking on the school calendar displayed on the left.
Our discussions are open to anything you want to raise - including any problems at school that you would like help to resolve - and very wide-ranging. At the moment we are talking about: commemorating the life of Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes and doing what we can to support his family, friends and school through the tragedy of his loss; keeping up with our children’s “online” lives on computers and mobile phones; how to help our children do their best at school; changes to the uniform and helping school hear our concerns e.g. about affordability, as many of us are struggling financially; an event to celebrate the fantastic range of countries and backgrounds our children come together from; helping school’s “Better Brent” initiative to play a more active part in the local community, including by providing information about the problems we and our children face, e.g. immigration, housing, the benefit cap, cuts in local resources like libraries. We have recently decided to join the “Fair Funding For All Schools” campaign to press for our children to have the resources and support they need to learn. We need our voices to be heard, so all our children can benefit from a happier, better informed and safer community.
The Forum also regularly fundraises for school by running stalls at events. We would like to do more if we had more parents/carers to help – particularly as we want to help raise funds for the urgently needed refurbishment of the school hall.
If you would like more information about the Parents Forum or would like to join, please email one of the contacts below.