Shropshire Council

Extended Services: how to be involved in your school's provision

The views of parents and carers are important in shaping services and activities for children, young people and families. Here are some of the ways you can share your views and ideas on local services and activities.

Parents' evenings and progress review days

Throughout the year Shropshire schools provide parents and carers with opportunities to express their thoughts and opinions on services and activities. You may be asked to:

  • Complete a questionnaire
  • Take part in a focus group/parent meeting
  • Add your comments to a consultation wall

Parent councils

To increase communication a number of schools have developed a parent council or forum. A parent council:

  • Is led and run by parents, for parents
  • Reports to the governing body
  • Is clear about its purpose and decides its own agenda
  • Can advise the school on parental views
  • Is a forum through which the school can consult parents
  • Is a place for parents to learn more about the school
  • Is a place for the school to learn more about parents

If you'd like more information on how to become involved in a parent council please contact your child’s school.

Look out for opportunities to be involved in shaping services for you and your family:

  • Ask at your child’s school for more information about opportunities they're offering for parents to be involved in services and activities
  • Let the school know what skills you could offer
  • Become a Parent Council member at your local school