Parent Council

11 September 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

Re:  Parent Council – Fulford School 2017/18

I am writing to make you aware of an opportunity for interested parents to be involved in ongoing consultation with the school on areas of current practice and future development.

Fulford School is looking to identify 10 -15 willing parents to work on a half termly basis with Dan Bodey, Deputy Headteacher (Student Development/Community Partnerships).

These parents will act as a ‘sounding board’ of parents on a range of issues identified by the school.

These issues may be to aid the school in reflecting on what we currently do, or provide a range of parental opinion before new ideas or developments are put in place.

It is important to the school that the following representation exists on the Parent Council:

  • A parent of a sixth form student
  • Parents of students in Year 10/11
  • Parents of students in Year 7 – 9
  • A parent of a student with a Statement or Education Health Care Plan
  • A parent of a student with SEN need but not with a Statement of Education Health Care Plan
  • A parent of a student in receipt of Pupil Premium funding
  • A parent with siblings in a feeder primary school who are within two years of transition to Fulford School
  • A Parent Governor

To indicate an interest in joining our Parent Council for 2017/18, please email the school at office@fulford.york.sch.uk stating clearly your name and the name of your child/children. The deadline for stating your interest is the 13th October and it is hoped that the first meeting of the group will be during the week beginning 13th November. Meetings will normally be on Thursday evenings at 5.30pm and last no more than one and a half hours.

Once the deadline is passed, a representative body of parents will be selected by the school in line with the requirements stated above and the Parent Council declared. Those parents who represented the Parent Council last year are welcome to offer their support again in this process. In line with our aim of increasing parental involvement in the school, I hope that parents who are not included in the Parent Council may consider other ways of supporting the school, including the PTA.

Thank you in advance for your interest and I look forward to working with the identified Parent Council throughout the coming year. The Parent Council provides a vital part of the schools work with all stake holders in the school community.

Kind Regards.

Mr D Bodey

Deputy Headteacher