Parents Forum

What is the Parents Forum?

Our Parent Governors are representative of the parent body but are not representatives of any particular group of parents.  As such they have no special mandate or constituency but they do have an important voice on the Governing Body.  However, the roles and remit of governing bodies have shifted over recent years and thus the scope for ‘day to day’ matters has diminished.  We see a Parents Forum as a way forward to bridge the gap and to ensure that all parents’ voices can be heard and parents have a chance to be consulted on the academy’s direction of travel.

The forum is not intended to be a ‘whinge-in’, nor for airing matters about your own child only - as a listening school, parents can always feel free to contact us about individual concerns they may have.

Meetings are held termly with invitation for topics and questions made in the month before each meeting. 

Please email chris.duckett@ga.newcastle.sch.uk with any suggestions for agenda items.  The agenda will be on the website at least a week before each meeting.  Please email to let us know if you’re coming so that we have an idea of numbers to order refreshments and set out chairs. 

The next Parents Forum will be held at Gosforth Academy on Monday 9 July 2018 at 6.30pm.