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Ivydale Primary School Parent Forum will be holding its next meeting on Friday 16 March 2018 at Bellwood 9am for 9.15 startThe focus of the meeting is how to make the Parent Forum more accessible and inclusive. All welcome. 


If you have any suggestions for agenda topics for future meetings please email 


We are always looking for people to join the Parent Forum team, to help publicise meetings, take minutes, and suggest ideas. If you are interested in being involved please email or speak to Judith (Deputy Head).

What is the Ivydale Parent Forum?

The Ivydale Parent Forum seeks to represent the collective voice of Parents and Carers in discussions with the school's Governing Body and leadership team. It will play an active role in influencing, supporting and enhancing the development and learning of all children at Ivydale School.


How will we do this?

The Parent Forum will:

  • Work closely with the Governing Body and School leadership team to ensure an open and beneficial dialogue exists .
  • Encourage closer links between home and school, helping parents and carers engage with their children's learning.
  • Assist governors, teachers and staff by commenting on new initiatives, drawing attention to areas of concern and contributing to solutions.
  • Enhance communication with and between all members of the school community .
  • Develop and disseminate ideas that improve the life of Ivydale School.

What are the principles guiding the Forum?

You can count on the Ivydale Parent Forum to be:

  • Collaborative: participating together for the benefit of the school community
  • Constructive: helping to identify effective solutions
  • Transparent: keeping everyone informed of meetings and their outcomes
  • Encouraging: welcoming ideas and initiatives to foster a positive ethos


Who can be part of the Forum?

All parents and carers of children attending Ivydale Primary School and Nursery are welcome to be part of the Forum.

In addition, a representative from the governors and the leadership team has committed to attend each meeting.

What will the Parent Forum not do?

The Parent Forum is not a decision-making body. It is a body which can feed in views and represent the parents and carers of issues surrounding the school.

The Parent Forum is also not the place to discuss concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or members of staff.


Why should parents & carers take part?

As a parent or carer, being part of the Forum can help you in a number of ways:

  • Good links between you and the school can improve your child's/childrens' enjoyment and chances of doing well .
  • It gives you an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and ideas of how you feel things could be improved .
  • It can help you get the advice and support to help and encourage your children with their learning
  • It can break down barriers between the school and parents and improve working relationships.

How can Parents & Careers participate?
  • Parents and carers can participate in a number of ways:
  • All are warmly welcome to attend and participate at any Parent Forum meeting;
  • By taking a role to help promote the Forum and make it work;
  • By participating in activities and letting either your Parent Forum Year representative or a member of the Parent Forum Committee aware of your thoughts relating to Ivydale School; by email at
  • By suggesting items to be discussed.

Please see below for links to the minutes of previous meetings.

Parent Forum minutes - January 2018

Parent Forum powerpoint - Behaviour for Learning Review December 2017

Parent Forum Minutes December 2017

Parent Forum minutes Friday 17 March 2017 - Expansion update

Parent Forum minutes Tuesday 31 January 2017 - Sport at Ivydale

Parent forum minutes Tuesday 9 December 2016

Outcomes and Priorities Presentation

Parent Forum minutes Tuesday 4 October 2016

Parent Forum minutes Friday 17 June 2016

Parent Forum Minutes 26/04/2016

Parent Forum Minutes 4/03/16

Pupil Achievement presentation 4/3/16

Playtime at Ivydale Presentation 9/02/2016

Parent Forum Minutes 27/11/15

Parent Forum Minutes 30/6/2015

Parent Forum Meeting 8/05/15 Minutes

Parent Forum Meeting 25/2/2015 Minutes

Parent Forum Meeting 25/2/2015 Minutes