Parent Partnership

At Ernest Bevin College we recognise the importance of working with parents and carers to ensure the very best for all pupils in the college. Success is best achieved by a 3-way partnership between the college, the pupil and their families. There are a number of ways we aim to support families throughout the year. As well as regular parents evenings and termly reports to keep parents informed of academic progress, the pastoral care system is organised to build partnerships from the beginning of Year 7. The tutor's role is to 'champion' boys in his or her tutor group and the Head of Year also plays a part in looking after the pupils in their year group. The aim is that the tutor and Head of Year stays with the same group from Year 7-11, and sometimes into the Sixth Form too, so that relationships of trust are established between college and family.

The college also organises a number of events throughout the year to help inform parents. This includes Parent Forum which takes place once a term and is an informal meeting where parents can come and ask questions or listen to presentations by senior staff. Please see below for details of this year's meetings and those held previously.

Meetings for Academic Year 2016-17

Friday 14th October 2016 9.30-10.30am

 AGENDA - click here to see summary of this meeting

  • 9-9.30am Parents arrive (tea/coffee & biscuits in conference room)
  • 9.30am Introductions, website & contacting the college 
  • Doddle 
  • Q&A 
  • 10.30am Finish

Friday 20th January 2016 9.30-10.30am

AGENDA - click here to see a summary of this meeting

 

  • 9-9.30am Parents arrive (tea/coffee & biscuits in conference room)
  • 9.30am Introductions
  • Doddle
  • Feedback on Reports
  • Getting the most from Parents Evening (Year 7 Parents Evening is Thursday 26th January)
  • Reading Volunteers & Exam Invigilators required
  • Parents' questions

 

Friday 28th April 2016 9.30-10.30am

Parents are invited to learn more about their son's education and get involved in college life through the Parent Forum and attend informal meetings/coffee mornings that take place once a term.

All Parents/Carers are welcome but meetings are geared to those parents with boys new to the school, in particular those in Year 7 and 8. A member of staff will usually give a short presentation and we allow time for questions and discussion.

These mornings are to help parents' understand how the college works. Generally we are not able to discuss your son on an individual basis and if you have concerns you should contact your son's tutor or Head of Year for a private meeting.

Please come to reception and sign in. 

Refreshments are provided.

 

2016-17 Meetings

Minutes of the meeting held on 14th October 2016

Agenda for meeting on 20th January 2017

 

2015-2016 Meetings

Minutes of the meeting held on 16th October 2015

Minutes of the meeting held on 5th Feburary 9.30-10.30am

Friday 22nd April 9.30-10.30am

We asked parents for feedback on the new style reports that were being introduced due to the changes in the National Curriculum and and removal of levels for assessment.

2014-2015 Meetings

Friday 17th October 2014

We welcomed a number of parents from the new Purple Tie cohort and Mr Khadir, Head of Purple Tie achievement, answered their questions.

Tuesday 10th February 2015: E-Safety (click on the links below to see the resources shared at this meeting)

Keeping your Kids Safe on line Presentation

When you get home handout

Conversation Starters for Parents

Parent Fact Sheet SID 2015

Friday 1st May click here to see minutes of the meeting

We discussed Reports, School Trips and Parents Evening

Minutes from Meetings prior to Autumn 2014

Tuesday 4th March 2014 (not minuted, parents were taken on a tour of the school)

Tuesday 15th October 2013

Wednesday 8th May 2013

Wednesday 6th March 2013

Wednesday 17th October 2012

Tuesday 8th May 2012

Wednesday 8th February 2012

 

 

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