Parent Council

The next Parent Council meeting is on  Monday 11th September 2017 at 9.15am in Stars, if you have a question or an issue to raise please fill in the box below.


Question for the Parent Council to discuss

Please use this form to submit questions to Gillian Headen, our Parent Support Adviser, for discussion at the next meeting.


We have a group of parents who meet regularly to help move the school forward.



  • To encourage parents to participate fully in the life and work of the school
  • To be a forum for parents to express their views of the school
  • To act as a sounding board when the school is considering future developments



  • The role of the Parent Council is consultative and advisory, the governing body remains the decision-maker and provides strategic leadership.
  • The Parent Council is not the channel for individual complaints and issues. Concerns or complaints involving individual children, families or teachers will not be discussed.
  • The Parent Council has been set up to provide a forum for parents and carers to be more involved in their children’s education
  • Meetings of the Parent Council will focus on areas for improvement and will suggest solutions
  • Parents and carers of children at Wilthorpe Primary School may be members of the  Parent Council
  • Members of the Parent Council are nominated and elected by other parents for a minimum 1 year term of office.
  • Each year group – nursery to year 6 -  may have two Parent Council members as representatives.
  • Each year, at the autumn term meeting,  a chair and a vice chair will be elected by the members
  • Any parent or carer is free to attend any meeting of the Parent Council.
  • A member of school staff will be present for advice and to clerk the meetings
  • By invitation, school governors may attend the meetings as observers only
  • Meetings will take place each term, or more frequently if the need arises.
  • The headteacher will include feedback from the Parent Council in her termly report to the Governing Body.
  • The chair of the Parent Council may be invited to provide feedback to the Governing Body.
  • Minutes of the meetings will be posted on the website.
  • The Parent Council may invite other people to attend a meeting in order to find out more about a particular issue e.g. the maths co-ordinator may be invited to explain how maths is taught in the school
  • Members of the Parent Council will canvas views from other parents and carers and will disseminate information
  • Photos of the members of the Parent Council will be displayed in the school.