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Parent Voice

Parent Voice

There are many ways during the academic year in which the school gathers 'parent voice' - usually by way of surveys and/or questionnaires, open forum discussions and 'coffee clubs'. The Annual Parent Survey 2019 has just been published.  Click the link below to find out what our parents have said about our school. 

We hold Parent Voice groups during the year (2 or 3 as required) in order to provide an open forum for all parents and carers to constructively discuss ways key areas of school development. 

The objectives of these sessions are:

  • To support the school in offering opinion to further enhance and develop a welcoming and inclusive environment

  • To gather the views of parents and carers on issues which affect them and their children and to communicate these views to the school leadership and Governing Body

  • To generate open discussion between parents and school staff to support the highest quality education and welfare of the children.

How does the Parent Voice group work?

  • All parents and carers are welcome to any meeting - there is no membership.To be effective the Parent Voice group ideally needs parents from all age groups within the school to attend the meetings. We will not hold any meeting with less than 8 attendees. 

  • It is an informal meeting chaired by a member of staff and/or governing body.

  • There will be two to three meetings per academic year for which the school staff and leaders will decide the relevant points for discussion.  Parents can offer suggestions for discussion in advance of the meeting also (all parents will be offered opportunity to contact the Headteacher to put forward ideas in advance).

Meetings will include:

Responses to any opinions/suggestions of the previous meeting
Key themes offered for discussion by the school
Discussion of any other issues raised in advance by parents/carers of children at the school.


Is Parent Voice the same as the PTFA (Friends of Ryhall Academy)?

  • No, the PTFA is a registered charity whose purpose is to fundraise for the benefit of the school. 

The Parent Voice group is not for specific personal complaints, these are best addressed to a relevant staff member or the Headteacher.


Parent View gives parents the opportunity to tell Ofsted what they think about our school, great, good and not-so-good. There are a range of questions from teaching to behaviour, which you can fill in at any time, not just when the school is being inspected!

Click on the Parent View image below to submit your responses.

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Ryhall CE Academy

Church Street

Ryhall Stamford