Thank you to everyone who has applied to be a Senior School Parent Ambassador, you will be contacted later this week.
We are however still looking for volunteers from parents/guardians who have children in Year 7 and Year 11. Get in touch with us if you would like to be involved. The meetings are always interesting and enjoyable.
The Principal’s Breakfasts each half term at the Senior School are successful, both from a social and a communications perspective. They provide parents with an informal forum in which to meet with each other over coffee and pastries, as well as provide parent feedback to myself and other members of staff. However, we acknowledge that most working parents are unable to attend these events, which is why we have our Senior School Parent Ambassador Programme.
The aim of the Parent Ambassadors is to continue to improve our communication with parents and guardians as well as improve the School’s response to parent/guardian queries and suggestions on any number of School matters from academic, pastoral, communications and administration.
There are usually two Year Group Parent Ambassadors per Year Group and ambassadors will remain in post for the duration of the academic year in which they are appointed. The positions are open to all Senior School parents and guardians. Those who held the positions during the academic year 2018/2019 are welcome to reapply for the coming year. If you are interested in becoming a Year Group Parent Ambassador, please email Ms Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 30thth September 2019, stating which Year Group you are applying for. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Monday 7th October 2019.
The first Parent Ambassador gathering will take place at the Senior School at 7.00-8.00pm on Thursday 7th November. The meeting will finish promptly at 8.00pm.
The role involves the following responsibilities:
1. To attend two evening social gatherings per year, with myself and other senior members of staff (the first gathering is in November 2019 and the second will be in the Spring Term 2020) to discuss any concerns or suggestions from your respective Year Group.
2. Along with the other Year Group Parent Ambassadors, giving the School permission to email your personal email address to all parents in the Year Group you represent (as well as the other Parent Ambassadors) so the other parents/guardians in your year group can email you with suggestions or concerns they have in advance of the two gatherings, that they would like you to raise. It is also an opportunity to promote social gatherings that other parents within your own year group are organising, but you do not have to organise them yourself, just forward the details to all your year group, as you will be the only parent/guardian to have all the email addresses for your year group.
3. Supporting the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) by promoting and encouraging parents in your Year Group to attend their events.
Thank you for your continued support.
Principal, Ewell Castle School