St. Mary's

C.E. Primary School

Parent Forum

The Parent Forum at St Mary’s was established in 2009, as a way for the Headteacher and the Governing Body to consult with parents, on matters relating to the development of the school.

At the start of each year, we ask parents to come forward to be representatives on the Forum. Ideally we would like two reps per year group. Our current representatives are:

  • Reception Alison Cheshire
  • Year one Sophie Clarke
  • Year two Laura Jacobs
  • Year three Jo Loch
  • Year four Alison Cheshire, Sarah Jones
  • Year five Heidi Bolwell
  • Year six Rachel Gribben, Lisa Robinson

We meet each term and the meeting dates for this school year are as follows:

Friday 24 September at 9am, Tuesday 18 January time TBC and Thursday 9 June at 1.30pm.

The meetings are chaired by a governor linked to this area (currently Emily Turnbull)  and are attended by Mrs Osborne and the parent reps. We discuss a variety of issues which we try to group by themes for each term.

If you have something that you would like to raise for discussion at the Forum, please look out for the reminders in the newsletter and contact your Parent Forum Representative with the details. The office can provide you with the contact details of your year rep. You can also email any comments or questions to the Parent Forum email address:

We circulate the minutes after the meeting via email and a copy of the previous meeting's minutes can be found below. 

If you would be interested in becoming a rep, please contact the school office.

The Parent Forum is not a vehicle for raising specific concerns about individual pupils, parents or school staff. If a parent has such as concern, they should follow the school complaints procedure.

We are currently consulting on a draft Wellbeing Statement which you can view and download as a PDF below. Please send any comments to Emily Turnbull (Parent Governor) via email to