Parental Involvement

Parental Involvement

Parental Involvement

 

Supporting the life of the school

Our school relies upon the active involvement of parents. There are many ways in which parents can help. These contributions together with the fees enable the school to function.

As a way of sustaining and nourishing the school community these contributions have many advantages:

  • Children see their parents as part of the school, modelling co-operation. This is hugely beneficial to the child’s sense of belonging and understanding of social cohesion.
  • It provides a route for parents to get involved in the community, and to meet other parents.
  • It gives parents a sense of “ownership” of the school, while keeping the fees down.
  • Tasks are done with love and care, which contributes to the school’s special atmosphere.
  • Parents can engage with each other and the school through a balance of practical work and formal meetings.

St Paul’s Community Group (SPCG)

The aim of the SPCG is to support the community at St Paul’s Steiner School by joining staff, families, and the wider community to help enhance the education and well-being of the children in a healthy learning environment where pupils will thrive.  The group strives to facilitate a healthy communication between the stake holders through coffee mornings, events and fundraisers.  At the heart of the SPCG are the class reps: one or two members of each class who come together to ensure that the lines of communication between teachers and families are open, festivals and work days run smoothly and any volunteers or help required can be provided easily.

Goals:

  • To raise funds and promote social activities through the organisation of events for the school and wider community that encourages family participation and supports the educational and pastoral goals of the school.
  •  To encourage and organise volunteer support for school and SPCG-led events.
  •  To increase interest, involvement, and understanding of the SPCG and our goals, as well as our school ethos and development aims.  Build awareness about the role and support of the SPCG in helping the school and children to reach their full potential.

If you would like to get involved, or have any questions please get in touch via schooloffice@stpaulssteinerschool.org

There are Class Reps meetings every half term and full SPCG meetings once a term.