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Welford and Wickham CE (VA) Primary School

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Parent Forum Minutes

Minutes of Parent Forum meeting           28.2.2017


Attendees: Mrs Dickens, Mrs Hooper, Mrs Lewin, Mrs Brash, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Jones, Mrs Chisholm, Mrs Lipscombe, Mrs Brown, Mrs Prosser, Mrs Billyeald, Mrs Farrelly


Homework - A parent raised the topic of Home Learning which had now replaced the Spelling/Maths homework and various views were expressed. A discussion took place around the subject of homework.


Mrs Dickens reassured parents that all information concerning subject planning was on the website in the Topic webs.


Netball - A parent requested the possibility of providing netball coaching.

Mrs Dickens agreed to ask Mr Baker if he could consider running a club at lunchtime.


Building - A discussion took place concerning regular use of the MUGA and the proposal for a path leading up to the site was discussed.



A parent asked if it was possible to know in advance if a child would be recognised in the Achiever’s assembly.

A parent asked for more notice re dressing up days e.g. for World Book Day.  The decision had only been made in school the day it was announced to parents.

A parent asked about the organisation of swimming lessons and if it was necessary for the younger children to attend.

The benefits of the First Aid training during Safety week were mentioned and it was requested for more of this to happen.

A parent asked for an explanation of the report cards.  Mrs Dickens will place the subject criteria sheets on the website.