Parent Governors, Parent Forum and Coffee Mornings

Parent Forum

At Manchester Health Academy we believe that the parents and carers of our students play an essential role in their child’s learning.  We see you as part of the team around your child while they attend the Academy, both supporting them in their learning and also in making the Academy the best that it can be.

We invite all parents and carers to feedback about their experiences of working with the Academy, and also to become involved with consultations about future plans and developments.

If you would like to become a little more involved, please come to our Parent Forum group.  This is a friendly, informal group that meets each term.

Purpose and Aims of the Group

  • To improve communications with parents/carers and promote a strong partnership
  • To enable Academy leaders to understand the views of parents/carers
  • To provide a forum for parents/carers to contribute their ideas and ask questions about the Academy
  • To enable parents/carers to give and receive support

Parent Forum Dates 2017 – 2018

  • Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 5pm – 6pm
  • Tuesday 30th January 2018, 10am – 11am
  • Tuesday 30th January 2018, 5pm – 6pm
  • Tuesday 15th May 2018, 10am – 11am
  • Tuesday 15th May 2018, 5pm – 6pm

If you would like further information or would like to join the Parent Forum group then please contact Mrs Jane Roddy, Business and Marketing Manager, on 0161 998 3992 or e-mail j.roddy@manchesterhealthacademy.org.uk.

What do our parents think?

“The meeting was informal, but very informative. You were made to feel that you can discuss things as freely as possible, or to just sit and listen if you prefer” Mrs Foulkes (Parent)

A good productive meeting last night, it was nice to see some new faces” – Mrs Marshall (Parent Governor)

“I would like to feedback about parent coffee morning and forum.  It has enabled me to find out about what is available for parents and students. Having information gained from attending the forum meant my daughter has been able to access pastoral support from Mrs Evason. This has been a major contributor to her settling into the school (she is a year 7 student). It is helpful to have a place to be able to ask general questions and makes me feel connected to the school. I find both the coffee mornings and forum to be well organised, welcoming and friendly.” – Mrs Kerfoot (Parent)

Join us for coffee

All parents/carers are also welcome to our informal coffee mornings each half term:

  • Monday 30th October 2017, 9am – 10am
  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 9am – 10am
  • Monday 26th February 2018, 9am – 10am
  • Monday 16th April 2018, 9am – 10am
  • Monday 4th June 2018, 9am – 10am

A parent who attends the coffee mornings says “Love the coffee mornings and meetings at school as yes you get to meet other parents but they are very informative and help with your child at home and you can discuss any problems.” 

Parent Governors

The Academy currently has two Parent Governors, Mrs Mel Marshall and Mr Jez Green.  Read more about them on our Governor’s page.

 

Parent Forum Documents:

Stress and Anxiety in Adolescents Presentation 30 Jan 2018

Parent Voice Terms of Reference

Meeting Tuesday 6th October 2015

Meeting Tuesday 1st December 2015

Parent Forum Agenda 2nd February 2016

Parent Forum Agenda 22nd March 2016

Parent Forum (Growth and Expansion) – 11th October 2016

Assessment Policy Explanation Parents – November 2016

Parent Forum Group Presentation 7th February 2017 – How the brain works

Parent Forum Revision Workshop – March 2017

Manchester Fayre Presentation May 2017

Parent Forum 3rd October 2017

 

 

 

 

Parents at forum with member of staff
"It is helpful to have a place to be able to ask general questions and makes me feel connected to the school. I find both the coffee mornings and forum to be well organised, welcoming and friendly.” – Mrs Kerfoot (Parent)