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Gosforth Central Middle School

Parent & Carer Forum

About the Parent Forum

The Parent Forum offers an opportunity for parents, as major stakeholders, to consult and collaborate with the head teacher and staff to address issues and develop strategies for improving the children’s experience of school life. What do we do?
  • Meet once a term
  • Provide a voice for parents on issues that are important to us and our children
  • Support the school in developing strong home/school partnerships
  • Support the school in making policies current to serve the needs of children/ staff
  • Help capture the varied skills, interests, knowledge and experience that parents can offer

Research shows that when parents are involved, children do better and achieve more!

Parent Forum meetings are focussed around strategic conversations instead of fundraising or event planning (although where appropriate we will consider school wide initiatives).
Issues brought to Parent & Carer Forum should affect the whole school, and will be considered and solutions brainstormed. Issues concerning one child should be raised with the appropriate member of staff.

Recent topics of discussion have included:

- PE uniform and changing arrangements

- snacks offered with school lunches

- use of Chromebooks in the classroom

- use of planners by teaching staff and redesign options

- weight of school bags

- feedback on the content of the website

Our School Ambassadors gave a presentation on a variety of topics they'd been considering, which fed into the topics discussed.


Meeting Minutes & Documents

Click on the links below to see meeting minutes and associated documents.

GCMS Parent Forum Meeting 22nd June 2023 - minutes

School Ambassadors - Power to Change

How to Contact us

Contact our Co-chairs, Natalie Wortley and Joanna Anderson through the school office.