Thursday 10th September 2020
6pm - 8pm
I hope to capture the essence of this meeting in the following summary.
Please also see the PowerPoint shared during the meeting.
In the room:
Elizabeth Underwood – Executive Head
Tara Penny – Head of School
Emma Neath – Chair of Governors
Mel Holyoak - Governor
Lucy Loveday – Parent
Hazel Fox – DMAT Vice CEO
Parents and school staff
Dan Morrow – incoming DMAT CEO
Trustee - Morgen Witzel
54 attendees in total.
Structure of the meeting
Elizabeth Underwood introduced attendees and the vision for the school
Lucy Loveday spoke about the need for open and transparent dialogue between school and home
Tara Penny shared a wish list of resources and practical support
Mel Holyoak introduced a fund raising scheme
Emma Neath explained the Parent Governor role and explained how to get in touch with the school about this and other forms of communication
Please see the slides for details
Lucy Loveday and Hazel Fox ensured parents in the room and on line had opportunity to have their questions raised.
Main Points of discussion and questions raised were
Parent questions were raised on line before the meeting, during the meeting in the room and via conversation held in the Teams chat bar, and recorded on paper and left with Tara Penny at the end of the meeting.
The meeting closed with Elizabeth Underwood thanking all attendees.
The overwhelming feel of the meeting as positive and supportive. We all want the very best for our children and have some practical ideas about how we can support this.