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Wilthorpe Primary School Aim high and never give up

Parent Council


We have a group of parents who meet regularly to help move the school forward.



  • To encourage parents to participate fully in the life and work of the school
  • To be a forum for parents to express their views of the school
  • To act as a sounding board when the school is considering future developments



  • The role of the Parent Council is consultative and advisory, the governing body remains the decision-maker and provides strategic leadership.
  • The Parent Council is not the channel for individual complaints and issues. Concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or teachers will not be discussed.
  • The Parent Council has been set up to provide a forum for parents and carers to be more involved in their children’s education
  • Meetings of the Parent Council will focus on areas for improvement and will suggest solutions
  • Parents and carers of children at Wilthorpe Primary School may be members of the  Parent Council
  • Members of the Parent Council are nominated and elected by other parents for a minimum 1 year term of office.
  • Each year group – nursery to year 6 -  may have two Parent Council members as representatives.
  • Each year, at the autumn term meeting,  a chair and a vice chair will be elected by the members
  • Any parent or carer is free to attend any meeting of the Parent Council.
  • A member of school staff will be present for advice and to clerk the meetings
  • By invitation, school governors may attend the meetings as observers only
  • Meetings will take place each term, or more frequently if the need arises.
  • The headteacher will include feedback from the Parent Council in his termly report to the Governing Body.
  • The chair of the Parent Council may be invited to provide feedback to the Governing Body.
  • Minutes of the meetings will be posted on the website.
  • The Parent Council may invite other people to attend a meeting in order to find out more about a particular issue e.g. the maths co-ordinator may be invited to explain how maths is taught in the school
  • Members of the Parent Council will canvas views from other parents and carers and will disseminate information
  • Photos of the members of the Parent Council will be displayed in the school.
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