Parent Council

Parent Council

Through teachers and parents working together we aim to improve the school for all our children.


What is the Parent Council?

The Highfields Parent Council is simply a way of parents and the senior staff sharing views on the school.  If parents have views on how the school could be improved, then this is a good way to let Mr Dyson know.  If the school is mulling over a new idea then they can get the views of a cross-section of parents on the issue.


The Parent Council aims are to:

  • To promote partnership between the school, its pupils and all its parents
  • To develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils
  • 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.


Examples of topics the Parent Council has discussed during the last year:

  • The house points system
  • The standards in KS2 SATs at Highfields
  • Working with parents to improve learning
  • Pupil survey analysis
  • Audit of accidents
  • List of reading book order
  • My maths
  • Trips
  • KS1/2 home time
  • After school clubs
  • Frequency and times of Parent Council meetings
  • Teaching arrangements in Year 2
  • Gifted & Talented programme
  • School summary of year’s achievements
  • Communication
  • Solar panels

How you can help

All that is involved is one hour of your time each term or half term, if possible, normally at 3:45pm.  Childcare is available for the meetings at 3.45pm. Please speak to Mr Dyson or one of the members of the Parent Council if you wish to join or just to find out more about our role within the school.

If you can’t spare the time yourself then at least try to get to know your class’s Parent Council member(s) and pass on anything you might like to raise or use the handy box in reception.

Contact the School

Highfields Academy

Highfields Academy
Cumberland Avenue,

Main Contact: S Dyson

Tel: 01270 371196

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