6th January 2015

6th January 2015

Present: Nick Price, Sandra Golding, Stuart McCarley, Tracey McCarley, Graham Rowlands, George Papadopoulos, Herve Bombona, Anna Fennell, Arnold (surname unknown), Lazaru (surname unknown), Darryl (surname unknown), Kelly (surname unknown), Patricia Romano, someone else whose name I didn’t catch (sorry!)

Item Summary of Discussion Action
1 A new change in the curriculum was proposed by Nick Price. He outlined the proposal that starting with this year’s Year 8, pupils would be given more choice as to the subjects they study in Year 9, although not quite as much choice as they will later be given in Year 10 for their GCSE’s.
There will also be a lot more freedom in the subjects they can choose in the hopes that nearly all children will be able to study a range of subjects they are interested in.
 An evening meeting will be arranged by NP for Year 8 parents and pupils
2 A request was made to see more of the PEG meeting minutes on the website but this has already been done and we will endeavour to continue to do so. KT to send these minutes to be put on website
3 Another request was submitted for the email addresses of all teaching staff to be available to parents and NP informed us this is already in the pipeline. NP to ensure email addresses are made available
4 It was noted that parents are still complaining about the communication between staff and parents, particularly in relation to returning phone calls and NP promised to look into this. NP to talk to staff about returning calls
5 NP informed us that we will soon be notified of more details on changes to the school uniform and how we can access the information online.