Parent, Carer and STAFF FORUM (PCSF)
The Parent, Carer and Staff Forum (PCSF) meets each half term to discuss a range of issues of importance and interest to parents, carers and staff. Meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each half term, and run from 4.30-5.30pm.
The rationale for the Parent, Carer and Staff Forum is outlined in this overview paper.
The meetings for 2021-2022 are scheduled to take place on the following dates:
- Tuesday 14 September 2021
- Tuesday 16 November 2021
- Tuesday 18 January 2022
- Tuesday 8 March 2022
- Tuesday 3 May 2022
- Tuesday 21 June 2022
All parents/carers are invited to attend meetings of the Forum. Discussion items are decided in consultation with members.
What did we cover in meetings?
In response to parent/carer feedback, the notes of some previous meetings are available below with, where relevant, the accompanying PowerPoint presentation:
2021-2022 academic year
The first meeting of the academic year revisited the aims of the PCSF, then explored how parents/carers can support learning at home. There was a 'tour' of key parts of the website, before a discussion about the PCSF year, and a general Q&A. Take a look at the presentation for more detail.
2020-2021 academic year
The presentation for our meeting on 22 June 2021 provides an overview of the topics we discussed: the British Library's extension plans, our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, how we encourage students to participate in extra-curricular activities, and a review of the PCSF year.
The meeting on 4 May 2021 started with an overview of our PE curriculum and expectations, an insight into our recent British Science Week project with Year 7, and updates on our anti-bullying work, attendance and punctuality. The presentation outlines what was discussed.
Our meeting on 9 March 2021 explored literacy across the curriculum, our arrangements for students returning to school, and provided an opportunity for us to consult on our Relationships and Sex Education Policy. Read the presentation from the meeting to find out more.
We launched our Parent, Carer and Staff Forum at the 19 January 2021 meeting, alongside hearing more about remote learning and maths in other subjects. Take a look at the presentation from this meeting.
In September 2020 we trialled a new approach: online Parent/Carer Information Evenings. The presentations from each of these events are below.
- Tuesday 22 September 2020: KS3 accompanying presentation
- Wednesday 23 September 2020: KS4 accompanying presentation
- Thursday 24 September 2020: KS5 accompanying presentation