Parent Council

The Parent Council is a group of parents consisting of a representative from each of the classes at Selwyn who meet up twice a term to look at how well pupils learn at the school. The findings are fed in to the Curriculum and Standards governing body and the Senior Leadership Meetings. At each meeting, we observe a variety of student books, we observe the teaching in the classroom and we also look at and analyse data to get an accurate picture. We will bring any matters that you may have with regard to general learning or standards to the meetings so please note who your representative is and use us. Any specific urgent or personal issues must be must be taken up directly with the class teacher or school.


Parent Council Terms of Reference

The welfare and safeguarding of children is paramount and this should be addressed immediately with a member of staff when a concern is raised.


The Council shall advise the Head teacher / Heads of School on how to:

  • Improve learning conditions for all children at Selwyn Primary School
    • To ensure that learning is fun
  • To ensure that learning is interactive and interesting
  • To ensure that planning and teaching are pupil centred
  • To ensure improved outcomes for all


As a Council member, you should be able to:

1. Visit the school to see how things are done and how effective improvements can be made

2. Attend a meeting every half term

3. Observe lessons and comment on outcomes from a parent point of view

4. Interview teachers and pupils with the support of Head teacher

5. Review on a regular basis:

6. The school’s curricular aims

7. Teaching and learning policies.

8. The Council is to monitor and review the progress of the school's curricular priorities, review

9. progress, comment on resources available for curriculum development and make recommendations

10. to the Heads of School and the Executive Head teacher.

11. The learning council will report to the parent council who will report its findings to the governing

12. body.

13. The council will consist of a Chair, Vice Chair and at least one representative.


- Minutes of the parent council

Selwyn primary school is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376. The registered office is at Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane primary school, Davies Lane, Leytonstone E11 3DR



Selwyn Primary School

Cavendish Road,

Highams Park,


E4 9NG




School hours

Office Hours

8.30am - 4.30pm



Main Telephone:

020 8527 3814

Fax: 0208 523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Lisa Bogle