Working with parents
Silverstone University Technical College provides an encouraging and supportive environment that nurtures ambition. Silverstone UTC also actively involves the parents of students and keeps them informed of their children’s progress and development.
The Parent Forum is a voluntary group of parents who wish to support the school and want to help drive improvements forwards by bringing positive suggestions from a parental perspective. The forum is led by parent governors which ensures seamless communication with the Governing body for suggestions that are made. We meet regularly, before the Governing Body meetings so that suggestions made can be put to the Board.
Since its inception in the summer of 2015 the Parent Forum has improved the provision of meals in the canteen, ensured that there are now mirrors in the toilets, improved the safety of parent parking and suggested improvements to communication resulting in the implementation of the online booking system for parents evenings and the use of SIMS Parent App for updating contact information and Google Classrooms for updating parents on the work their children should be doing.
If you have any suggestions that you would like the Parent Forum to discuss then please email email@example.com and it will be raised at the next Parent Forum meeting. Please note that the Parent Forum is not the place for individual concerns, these should be addressed via your child’s teacher in the usual way.
If you would like to get involved in the Parent Forum then please let us know.
Moving forward the Parent Forum has also recognised the need to look at ways to fundraise to support the school. With budgets being increasingly squeezed, this is something that will have a direct impact on the quality of the UTC experience for all our young people. We would particularly like to help provide funding to enhance the mental health provision at the UTC.
We have already been discussing the possibility of working with students on projects as part of their enrichment programme to put together fundraising events so we can make the most of the talents of the students in school.
Can you help…..
- Does your company do volunteering days?
- Does your company offer matched funding?
- Have you ever organised a Ball? Would you be interested in helping to run one?
- Do you have any other ideas for things we could do?
Parents may also find the following articles of interest. All articles are from parentINFO, a website decicated to helping children and young people stay safe online. (www.parentinfo.org)