St. Gilbert’s Parent Forum

Regular, open communication and consultation between home and school is highly valued at St. Gilbert’s RC 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.

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 of School. The operation of the forum is dictated by the Constitution which is approved at the start of each new session.

The Constitution of the Parents Forum 2016-17


The parent forum's membership is made up of parents and carers of children attending St. Gilbert’s Primary School. We aim to have a representative for each class. Members of the senior leadership team and at least one representative of the governing body also attend meetings. The membership is reviewed annually as per the constitution.

Our representatives for 2016/17 are:

Nursery: Mrs. Bradborn

Reception: Mr. Thompson

Y1: Mr/Mrs. Foster 

Y2: Ms. Outram

Y3: Mrs. Glynn-Atkins

Y4: Vacant

Y4/5: Mrs. Keogh

Y5: Mrs. Clarke

Y6: Miss Donaghy



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

  • Matters identified by Senior Leadership, Governors and Staff
  • Matters identified by Parents

If another parent should wish to raise an issue they can do so via a Parent representative or through raising it with a member of the Senior Leadership Team in advance of the meeting.


Agendas and minutes for each meeting are published below following approval of the forum. 

Meeting Agenda for Autumn Term 2016 - 7/12/16

Meeting minutes for Autumn Term 2016 - 7/12/16

Meeting Agenda for Spring Term 2017 - 15/3/17

Meeting minutes for Spring Term 2017 15/3/17

Meeting minutes for Summer Term 2017 - 22/06/2017

Meeting minutes for Autumn Term 2017 - 16/11/2017

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