Wensleydale School parents encouraged to get more involved

The Wensleydale School is reaching out to parents and carers in the community to get more involved with shaping students’ education.

The school is currently seeking new parent governors to join their governing body, as well as parents who would like to help launch a parent teacher friends association (PTFA).

“We want to empower parents to have a real say and impact on their children’s school experience,” said Julia Polley, headteacher at Wensleydale.

“Whether it’s joining our board of governors or leading community fundraising efforts, parent involvement fosters partnership and brings invaluable perspective.”

The governing body helps set policies, priorities, and the overall strategic vision for the school.

The school is seeking community-minded parents who want to represent other families and make decisions to support student achievement.

Commitment would entail attending a small number of governor and committee meetings per year over four years. No prior expertise in education is required, as training is provided.

The school also hopes to establish an active PTFA led by enthusiastic parents who want to organise community events, trips, and fundraising initiatives.

Potential projects include building covered outdoor structures for students, replacing ageing sports benches and more.

“This is a chance for parents to lead the way in enriching school life,” added Mrs Polley.

“We have the space, and the need for upgrades to facilities and to introduce more student activities. With fresh ideas and helping hands from parents, our school community can thrive.”

For more information or to express an interest in becoming a governor contact Julia Polley at julia.polley@wensleydaleschool.net.

For the PTFA, contact mark.ashcroft@wensleydaleschool.net.