What is Mayfield’s Parent Council?
The Parent Council is a forum for parents/carers to put forward their views to the school’s leadership team and governing body through a system of class representatives.  The Council was set up in autumn 2011 and has 1-2 parents/carers from each class; a member of the Governing Body and the school leadership team.  It meets once every term, usually in the evenings.  The Council is a way to contribute views, improve communication and provide support for the school.  It compliments MAPS as the school’s fund raising body.

The Governing body remains the decision making body and provides the strategic leadership of the school.  The Parent Council has a consultative and advisory role.  Any parent/carer can approach their class representative(s) to ask questions about the school, raise ideas or concerns or make suggestions for improvements.  The class representatives can take these suggestions to the Parent Council for further discussion with the school and Governors to take action where necessary.  The Parent Council representatives can only raise suggestions that relate to the class, year group or school.  Issues related to individual children need to be discussed with the class teacher.

Photos of the Parent Council Representatives and the classes they represent are on this page Parent Council Photos.  These photos are also on the classroom windows.  For more information please talk to the class representatives or follow the links to the Terms of Reference and Meeting Minutes.

Parent Council Terms of Reference

 

Minutes of the previous meetings are available to download below.

6 February 2013 15 May 2013 9 July 2013 4 October 2013 8 January 2014 2 June 2014 26 November 2014 17 April 2015 12 June 2015 11 November 2015 25 February 2016 1 July 2016 2 November 2016 24 February 2017 19 June 2017

 

Parent Council FAQ

Do you have a question about the school?  The Parent Council has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers which is available from this download link.

Parent Council Frequently Asked Questions