The Barnwell Parents’ Partnership
The Parents’ Partnership aims to represent the views of parents about the education and welfare provided by the school.
It is open to every parent/carer with a child at the school and hopes to encourage all parents to become involved in their children’s education and learning. We hope to hear from parents of students from all year groups.
It has been well documented that parental involvement is essential if a student is to reach their full potential.
The Partnership is:
- A positive partnership of the school and parents
- To improve communication between parents and the school
- To help all students get the best possible learning experience
- To support the school in its work with students and its relations with parents.
- A confidential partnership
The Partnership is not:
- For the discussion of individuals
- In place of meetings with form tutors, Heads of House or subject teachers
- A fundraising group
The Parents’ Partnership will meet once every term and will alternate days and times to allow every parent the chance to come along.
To join the Parents’ Partnership, have discussion points raised or if you would like to know more email:ParentsPartnership@barnwell.herts.sch.uk or call: 01438 222500 and ask for Rachel Shenton.
Q: Do I have to attend every meeting?
A: No, meetings will be arranged on different days and at different times so as many parents can attend as possible. Minutes taken at each meeting will be circulated to each member and put on the website for everyone to view.
Q: Where are the meetings held?
A: This will change depending on the number of Parents that wish to come to the meeting. A notice will be put on the website and emailed to the Parents that have given their email addresses. If parents could email their intent to attend, the school can arrange a suitable meeting area and refreshments.
Q: How often will meetings be held?
A: Meetings will occur once every term during the months of November, February/March and May.
Q: Who can join?
A: Any Parent or Carer of a child at Barnwell School.
Q: How can I contact the Parents' Partnership?
A: By email, telephone or face to face. The contact at school is Rachel Shenton. However, if you wish to speak to another Parent, please use the email address and your message will be forwarded.