The Undershaw Triumvirate is at the core of our community: students, staff and families. The nature of our school and the profile of our learners is such that the relationship is one of a tight-knit community where communication is a constant state and we take pride in our flexible approach and friendly atmosphere.
We all have a unique perspective on the successes of our school, just as we all have a unique perspective on areas where we can improve. We take The Parent Voice very seriously and have a number of formal and informal mechanisms in place whereby feedback can be gathered.
We have posts for a number of Parent Governors to serve on our Governing Board and would welcome any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Undershaw Parent Teacher Forum
We value the importance of the school community and ensuring that, as a school, we all work together to improve the provision that we offer our learners. Our Parent-Teacher Forum (PTF) represents a partnership between parents / carers and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, feedback, support and to make suggestions for improvement.
The key aims of the PTF are:
- To foster good relations between parents and school staff, based on clear communication, mutual respect, support, and empathy.
- To encourage a spirit of co-operation and pride in the accomplishments of the school as well as contributing to the continuous improvement of the school.
- To provide support and guidance to parents and staff.
- To provide an honest parent-staff voice to the leadership team to support decision-making and planning.
We do this by:
- Ensuring all stakeholders are represented at PTF meetings.
- Running educational and supportive sessions on relevant topics.
- Responding to feedback.
- Being open to ideas and suggestions.
If you would like to be involved in the PTF please email SEND@undershaw.education
We also have monthly informal Parent Pods where we invite parents onsite to meet members of the Senior Leadership Team and other key staff for a chat and a coffee. If you would like to register please contact the Headteacher’s PA.
For the 2022-2023 academic year we are particularly welcoming parent feedback on:
- The Annual Review process
- Home School communications
If you have any feedback on the above but cannot commit to coming onsite to discuss these aspects of school life then please email email@example.com and we will acknowledge your feedback and keep you up to date on the progress of any initiatives undertaken as a result.
She’s made friends and really looks forward to coming to school.Post 16 parent
At all times our family felt supported.Post 16 parent
J has felt able to put her trust in the school from her very first day.Post 16 parent
E has many years ahead of him at Undershaw and I am excited about the opportunities he is going to get.Year 4 parent
The world is kind, because I have now found a better school.Elliott
Whilst supporting the students with such a fantastic provision, we have certainly felt encouraged as parents tooYear 4 parent
I absolutely have my trust in the leadership team, the wonderful staff and the vision for the school going forward.Current parent
The emotional support and advice has been wonderfulYear 4 parent
I’m thrilled both my children get to reap the benefits of such a high quality educationYear 4 parent
Our daughter commented to me after her first day that the difference in atmosphere was enormous.Post 16 parent