Parent/Carer Forum News

Area FUNdraiser – Parent/Carer Forum

Fellow Parents/Carers,

We are looking for willing volunteers to come aboard as an Area Fundraiser and believe this will be the most practical way of firstly ascertaining Area FUNdraisers and then run their area with FUNdraising for the Academy but you may ask why?  Well here are 10 reasons why:

Ok you pay your taxes but budgets at every school are tight. Money raised in Parent/Carer Forum FUNdraisers (P/CF FUN) is often used to pay for those little extras that can make an academy even more special, be it an interactive whiteboard or an academy trip to the theatre.

Knowing that they can (within reason) predict a certain level of fundraised extra income each year will allow our academy to plan an effective and realistic budget.

Helping at P/CF Fundraising events helps you get to know your kid’s teachers better and understand the way the academy works.  Equally as Area Fundraisers it provides another footprint on the map for our Academy.

Being part of the P/CF helps you get to know other parents/carers and their children. This is important for academy matters but also great for a more active social life!

By joining the P/CF you have the chance to promote and enhance your academy’s standing within your local community and with Ofsted and the National Autistic Society.

Although occasionally embarrassed most children do actually like to know that you are there for them, taking an interest and sharing their experience.

Talking to other parents/carers helps you and them. Sharing experiences and parenting tips helps us all.

The commitment is not too much. The occasional evening meeting and the odd summer fete or other academy fundraiser.

Everyone has different talents and skills they can bring to the academy and parents/carers are a great interface between the academy and the ‘outside world’. Very handy for raffle prizes, sponsorship or professional help.

It’s actually quite fun to run the ‘splat the rat’ stall at the academy fete. Or watch the kids enjoy themselves at the academy disco or prom night. Isn’t this what it’s all about – part of the whole parenting/caring package!

Geographical Areas

Being such a widespread community we have come up with the following areas for our Area FUNdraisers:

CC Group – Chippenham, Calne + North & East Wilts

WW Group – Warminster & Westbury +SE Wilts

MD Group – Melksham, Devizes & BoA

SW Wilts Group – Bulford, Ludgershall, Netheravon, Salisbury

BANES Group – Bath & NE Somerset

P/CF Committee

The P/CF Committee will then evolve as follows:

x1 Chairperson

x2 Joint Vice Chairpersons

x5 FUNdraisers (Support from fellow P/Cs in their respective areas)

Volunteers wishing to ‘come on board’ in a FUNdraising role are kindly requested to email pcfadmin@springfields.wilts.sch.uk expressing their interest and in which area at their earliest convenience please.

Kind regards

Steve, Vicki & Andy

P/CF Committee

Parent/Carer Forum Questionnaire

Good afternoon Fellow Parents/Carers,

The Parent/Carer Forum Committee are volunteers striving to:

a.   Develop and maintain a partnership between the academy and the parents/carers in order to support & promote the pupils academic and social learning.

b.   Give the parents/carers a voice and increase their active involvement in decision-making, fostering a culture of ownership and participation.

Completion of the Parent/Carer Forum Questionnaire emailed out recently will help the Forum evolve effectively for us all to achieve maximum effect in support of ourselves but more importantly our children.

Please please please complete the questionnaire and forward at your earliest convenience to pcfadmin@springfields.wilts.sch.uk  (a copy can be obtained via the same email address).

 

Kind regards

Steve, Vicki & Andy

The P/CF Committee

 

Happy Christmas 2016

To all our Parents/Carers, Staff, Governors and especially to all our Students of Springfields Academy.

Happy Christmas 2016!

Enjoy and stay safe over the festive holidays and see you all in the New Year!

Steve, Vicki & Andy

20161115 Parent Carer Forum Minutes

The latest Parent/Carer Forum Minutes are now available for viewing on the academy website:

http://www.springfields.wilts.sch.uk/parentcarer/parentcarer-forum/

20161115 Parent Carer Forum Minutes 15 Nov 2016

20161115 PCF Attachment Maths Makes Sense 15 Nov 2016

20161115 DofE Programme Ideas 15 Nov 2016

Kind regards to all

P/CF Committee

Parent/Carer Forum Meeting Tuesday 15 November 2016

Tuesday 15 November 2016 (meeting starts at 6.30pm at the Academy – Room 14).

We have a guest speaker from Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC) to give you an overview of their invaluable services in support of our children.

Our very own Outdoor Educational Instructor will be in attendance to give an overview of an upcoming course involving Parent/Carers and more.

The Agenda will also include updates from the Governors and the Senior Leadership Team pertaining to Finances and Communication plus much more.

Forum Members and Guests are kindly asked to be seated prior to the start of this meeting please.

Steve, Vicki & Andy

Parent/Carer Forum Minutes and MyPlan Presentation

The Minutes of the Parent/Carer Forum Meeting (20160920 Parent Carer Forum Minutes) and the MyPlan Presentation (20160920 MyPlan Presentation V2) have been promulgated and can be found on the Parent/Carer Forum page (click on the link below).

Parent/Carer Forum

Queries (if any) pertaining to these minutes should be emailed to pfadmin@springfields.wilts.sch.uk and P/CF Ambassador will respond accordingly.

PARENT/CARER FORUM MEETING TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2016

Tuesday 20 September 2016 (meeting starts at 6.30pm at the Academy).

Senior guest speakers from Wiltshire SEND Services will be in attendance to give you an overview of the ‘My Plan’ and the conversion from a ‘Statement’ to a ‘My Plan’.  Please feel free to familiarise yourself about the ‘My Plan’ using the following link – My Plan

Students in Years 11, 10 & 9 from September 2016 will be having their statement of educational needs (SEN) converted from a ‘Statement’ to a ‘My Plan’ and this presentation will give you invaluable information in support of our children!

All Parents & Carers are encouraged to attend our Forum Meetings.

 

Parent Forum Meeting Tuesday 20 September 2016

Tuesday 20 September 2016 (meeting starts at 6.30pm at the Academy).

Senior guest speakers from Wiltshire SEND Services will be in attendance to give you an overview of the ‘My Plan’ and the conversion from a ‘Statement’ to a ‘My Plan’.  Please feel free to familiarise yourself about the ‘My Plan’ using the following link – My Plan

Students in Years 11, 10 & 9 from September 2016 will be having their statement of educational needs (SEN) converted from a ‘Statement’ to a ‘My Plan’ and this presentation will give you invaluable information in support of your child/children!