St Mary's Catholic Primary School

‘One family united in Christ to be the best we can be’

Parents Forum



Regular, open communication and consultation is highly valued at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School. The parent forum aims to represent the views of all parents and to be a voice to inform our school of the needs of children and families. It facilitates communication between parents/carers and staff and governors. The forum works to provide feedback on provision, offer a parent's perspective on current policy and practice and input into decision making and planning for future provision.


This takes place by:

  • Items identified by the local governing body and school leadership team
  • Items identified by the parents and carers in the school

The forum is not in place to address specific concerns about an individual child or issues relating to individual members of staff. Parents who need to discuss these issues should approach their class teacher or the Head teacher.


Main Aims


  • To support and promote children's learning
  • To help the school find out what parents and carers think about important issues
  • To involve parents and carers actively in school decisions
  • To make plans that support the schools development and outcomes for all pupils To make plans that support the ways the school wants to develop and improve outcomes for our children 




Mrs Nicola Marklew is the parent representative for the parent forum. Nicola takes minutes at the meetings and raises any concerns or queries that have been sent to her from parents who are unable to attend the meeting. Nicola can be contacted in confidence at 




Parent forum meetings are held every term. The agenda is prepared in advance of the meeting and circulated by email. A typical agenda includes:


  • Items identified by the federation governing body and school leadership team
  • Items identified by the parents and carers in the school


Meetings for 2020 - 2021 will be held via zoom and dates will be communicated via the newsletter. All meetings start at 1.30pm. Parents should contact the office to ask for the zoom link. 



Parents Forum Minutes 2020-2021