Parents' Forum

Why not come along and have your say? We start the meeting with some positives –‘What’s going well?’ We then move on to ‘What would make things better?’ Over the years we have had some great suggestions from the Parents’ Forum and we have acted on lots of the ideas. The forum is a constructive meeting space for parents. It’s not the place to bring a complaint. There is a formal policy for this but in the first instance any complaint should be brought to me or a member of my senior team and we will do our best to resolve it.

Here are some of the topics covered in previous meetings.


4th May 2017

  • Tom Lewis-White, School Business Manager, presented and took questions on the changes to the funding of schools.
  • Parents discussed the success of the Year 4 camp whilst appreciating some first-glances at the photographs from the Forest of Dean.
  • The Reception team received positive feedback from a parent for helping to settle her child.
  • Certificates, sports activities and Little Mead's Got Talent were discussed.


31st January 2017

  • The seamless transition with the changeover of Head Teachers.
  • Endeavour Academy Trust expansion.
  • The use of bouncy castles and the school’s behaviour policy.
  • Alternative meeting times to cater to different parents.
  • Uniform standards in school.
  • Developments in the plans for a running track on the field.
  • School dinner menus, quantity and quality.
  • ‘Start the Year’ letters for any mid-year staffing changes.
  • The upcoming e-safety workshop scheduled for 23rd February 2017.

29th November 2016

  • The Chair of the Little Mead Primary Academy Local Governing Body attended and introduced himself and outlined his role.
  • The change in headship – everyone thanked Ms Daykin for all her hard work and looked forward to a smooth transition with Miss Cooke and Mr Howarth-Brown.
  • The ‘Mile a Day’ run.
  • The morning running club.
  • Class certificates and celebration assemblies.
  • Sports clubs for girls.
  • New schools joining Endeavour Academy Trust.
  • Police officers visited to discuss the parking issues.

13th September 2016

  • How the year has started.
  • A Reciprocal Reading Demonstration from Mr Howarth-Brown and children.
  • Ms Daykin and Mr Howarth-Brown explained their ‘School Improvement Plan’ – their objectives for the year.
  • Parking issues around the school.
  • Disco news.
  • A new running club is to be held by Mr Thomas.