Bingley Grammar School

Parent Focus Group

You may have heard of the Parent Focus Group before, but do you know what it actually does?

"The principle aim of the Parent Focus Group is to enhance children's well-being and educational success through strong parental involvement. We seek to empower parents to represent the interests of their children."

The Parent Focus Group is a group run for you by parents/carers of students who attend Bingley Grammar School. The idea of the group is to provide a forum for parents to meet each other, discuss things, ask questions and ask for certain topics to be focused upon with key members of staff being invited to lead on a topic as needed. All parents/carers and staff members are automatically members of the PFG and minutes are shared with all members. 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group did an element of fundraising. The group is now focusing on parental voice, involvement and consultation. 

All parents/carers are welcome and the group is seeking new members as the current Chair and Treasurer are coming to the end of their term and there is a vacancy for a Vice-Chair. 

If you wish to join us, please come along to a meeting. These meetings are currently staying online to allow parents/carers more flexibility in joining us from wherever they are. The meeting dates for 2022/23 academic year are:

12/10/2022 (focus = Y7 Settling in)

07/12/2022 (focus = Additional support inc Autism)

08/02/2023 (focus= Y9 Options)

19/04/2023 (focus = tbc)

14/06/2023 (focus = What does next year bring - an overview of year groups 8-11)

AGM 19/07/2023

An email is sent to all parents/carers prior to the meeting where you are asked to email the PFG for a link to the online meeting. The online meeting platform will be Google Meet. 

"The Parent Focus Group welcomes contributions from all members of the school community: Parents, Carers, Governors, Staff and Students. We value input from as broad a range of viewpoints and experiences as possible,so contributions at meetings, by email or by letter to school are always welcome."

The Group meets once every half term and dates are advertised in advance via the school email newsletter. If you have any issues that you would like to raise at these meetings, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by letter or by emailing:

parentfocusgroup@bingleygrammar.org

Easy Fundraising

The PFG has set up an account with EasyFundraising.org.uk. If you shop online, please consider using EasyFundraising to donate to the school at no cost to yourself. 

To sign up please visit the www.easyfundraising.org.uk home page – search for Bingley Grammar School Parent Focus Group (PTA) under ‘join now’ then apply with your details to create your account. 

Reasons to sign up with EasyFundraising:

  • It's 100% free to use
  • You can raise money for the school every time you shop online
  • Donations are available through over 3,200 online brands and retailers
  • Download the helpful Donation Reminder and mobile app so that you never forget to collect a free donation.