Parental Forum

Ratton School Parental Forum



The objective of Ratton Parents & Carers’ Forum is to facilitate positive and effective two-way communication between parents advocating on behalf of their children, the community, and the school, providing a channel for communication, feedback, and suggestions for improvement.


  • Promote the partnership between school and its parents/carers and the community to further develop the learning of all students at Ratton School
  • Promote the partnership between school and its parents/carers and the community to further develop the wellbeing of all students at Ratton School 
  • Providing a voice for parents on issues that are relevant to them.
  • Seek parental and community feedback to shape policy and practice.
  •  Providing support and a sense of ownership for the school community


Scope Specific feedback and suggestions for improvement of:

  • Communication
  • New initiatives
  • School events
  • Parents evening format/school reports format
  • School trips/Enrichment/Sports Day
  • Curriculum/Exams/Options (Y8/Y9/Y11)
  • Homework
  • Views on school policies when they are updated e.g., Behaviour/Homework
  • E-safety
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Use of the school environment
  • Rewards and Consequences
  • Fundraising and business links/contacts to support school
  • WWW/EBI for each term

Out of Scope

Items relating to specific pupils, specific parents or individual school staff should be discussed one to one with the relevant teacher, Year Leader, Curriculum Leader, or member of SLT. It is not a forum to raise complaints about any individual or policy; there is a complaints process in place to address any concerns parents and carers may have.


Open to all parents and carers from Ratton School. Aim to capture a wide range of parental views from families in each year group.

Meeting Frequency

  • Once a term – 6 times an academic year – with a facility for a limited number of extra meetings as needed or if relevant colleague unavailable due to commitments
  • Meetings are scheduled at 5.30pm to 6.30pm and times and venues communicated in advance
  • Facility to join via Teams offered
  • Agendas and topics for discussion to be advertised in advance via the newsletter and website.
  • Summary notes are posted to the school website for all parents to view, copies available from the school office upon request and in the school bulletin
  •  Meetings run to time and active participation is sought from all representatives
  •  Questions and issues to be emailed prior to the meeting
  •  The beginning of each meeting will start with the actions from the previous meeting (you said, we did).

Please contact with ethe subject ‘Parental Forum’ should you wish to register your interest to attend. All are welcome.