As part of Stocksfield Avenue’s ongoing commitment to raise achievement by involving parents and carers in their child’s learning experience, we have set up a Parent Forum. The Parent Forum is a group of parent representatives who meet once a term to discuss school-related issues. Meetings are led by school staff, usually the Head Teacher or Deputy Head, and there are also Staff and Governor representatives, plus Laura Hopper, the Family Support Worker. Meetings are held termly, and are an informal and genuine opportunity for open discussion. Regular, open communication and consultation with parents is really important to the school. The Parent Forum provides a valuable way to listen to the ideas and concerns of parents, and to seek your views, helping to make sure the needs of the children and their families are met. The parents who volunteered to be part of the Forum, represent their child’s year group. They are encouraged to share information from the Parent Forum with parents of other children in their child’s year group. Feedback is also included in school newsletters which are distributed to all parents, and notes of each meeting are published on the Parent Forum page of the school website. If you wish to ask a representative to raise an issue, or make a suggestion on your behalf, please contact them. To help identify the parents, a list of Parent Forum representatives, and their photos, can be found on the Parents' Boards in the Yard, and in the Entrance Hall, and by clicking on the tab at the left hand side of this page. Please note: ALL issues raised should be general issues, not related to a specific child or incident. If you have specific concerns about your child, your first point of contact should always be your class teacher.