What is the Parent Council?
The Parent Council is made up of volunteer parents/guardians and is an organised, non-profit making body seeking to support and enhance the school’s operations by representing parents, through the school’s Head Teacher, John Clarke. Ultimately, the purpose of the Council is to work with the school towards a sustainable and successful future, for the benefit of its pupils, staff and all parents.
What are the aims of the Parent Council?
- To work in partnership with the school, to create a welcoming school which is inclusive for all parents.
- To identify and represent the views of parents on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils.
- To promote partnership between the school, its pupils all its parents and the wider community.
- To develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils.
How can you get involved?
As the parent of a child at the school you are automatically part of the wider Parent Forum. You can come along to Parent Council meetings (new faces are ALWAYS welcome!), listen, contribute and learn so much about the school’s progress and what is happening – at the very least you can keep up to date with events and changes taking place.
All you have to do is come along to a meeting or two, and you will begin to see that the Parent Council’s contribution to the future is invaluable. If you have ideas about what works, what doesn’t work so well, what changes might be beneficial to the school and how we all might be able to influence them, this is the forum for you. We have also recently established a sub-group of persons dedicated to fundraising to enable the school to make study life better – new equipment can be acquired as a result and projects can be sponsored.
Please look out for information of up-coming meetings and events on the BHS website. Please join us in enhancing opportunities for your child during this exciting time in their education.
Avril Hamilton (Chair of Parent Council)
Parent Council Meeting Agendas
Minutes of Previous Parent Council Meetings