Parent Voice is run independently of the school by a Governor. The aim is to provide a forum for you to express your views to the governors without a member of the school staff being present. Our meetings are friendly and informal, and provide ample refreshments.
Meetings are held on an ad-hoc basis, when issues become apparent via feedback from parents or the school.
Meetings in the past have included items such as ‘The New Behaviour Policy’, our ‘Homework and Independent Learning Policy’ and ‘Joining the Leigh Academies Trust’.
We also run successful and very well attended courses for parents. Past topics have included ‘Funding University Courses’, ‘Help with Revision and Homework’, ‘e-Safety and Social Media’ and ‘Drugs Education’.
You can make a big difference to your child’s education by having your say in the progress and development of Mascalls. To help make this as easy as possible, we have ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ feeds, and you can also liaise with Rachel Hirst (our School Marketing & Admissions Manager) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would welcome any suggestions for future meetings, and will be arranging a new set of courses sometime after the Christmas holidays. In the meantime, I wish you even greater success at Mascalls, as we benefit from being a member of Leigh Academies Trust.
The school leaders have demonstrated their strong capacity to bring about sustained improvement through effective self-evaluation processes and this has been acknowledged by parents, carers and students. One parent referred to the school as a ‘shining light amongst local schools’.
Through engaging with businesses and further education college partners, the school is developing personalised pathways for vocational courses and apprenticeships, which are greatly valued by students.
Students overwhelmingly say that they feel safe in school and that any bullying, name-calling or teasing is immediately dealt with.