Parental Involvement

At Northallerton School & Sixth Form College, we value the partnership between home and school. Your opinions and contributions are really important to us. Two ways in which you can become involved in school life is by attending our Parent Forums or joining the Parents, Staff and Governors' Association (PSGA).

Parent Forums

Northallerton School & Sixth Form College is totally committed to working in partnership with parents and, in September 2012, to further improve its channels of communication with parents, it introduced Parent Forums.

Parent Forums provide regular opportunities for parents to learn more about the work of the school and become more involved in school life. We value contributions and suggestions from all parents and via these Forums you can help shape the future of the school.

Forums have been held on topics such as Anti-Bullying, E-Safety and Accelerated Reader. Sometimes they are led by members of staff, sometimes by students and at times by an outside speaker. They are advertised in advance in the school calendar, on this website and via the newsletter.

What parents have said about our Forums

“Would like to thank you for a well informed evening and commend the staff and especially the children for an excellent presentation and message. The listeners are a brilliant idea and hope they’re used by students when they need to. Positive evening – thank you”

(“Anti-bullying” Forum)

“Excellent forum. I’ve picked up so many tips on how to keep my son safe online. Thank you” 

“Very useful pointers for keeping internet use safe. Will definitely follow-up at home”
(“E-safety” Forum)

“Thank you for holding these Parent Forums. I have attended them all and have found them to be very informative and interesting. Tonight’s was no exception”
(“Reporting” Forum)

“Excellent session – thank you all for your time. Brilliant resources and hands-on approach”

(“Maths” Forum)

“Thank you. Extremely interesting and thought-provoking. I feel it will make a difference to my parenting”
(“5 Key Skills” Forum)

Parents, Staff and Governors’ Association (PSGA)

The PSGA is a small, friendly group of Parents, Staff and Governors, whose main aim is:

  • To provide social events for the students and parents and to help out with refreshments at events such as concerts and open evenings.
  • To raise funds for school projects or items normally outside of the school’s mainstream budget.
  • To raise general issues concerning the school via the committee meetings.

The group meets once a month for around an hour and there is always an invited guest such as a Head of Faculty or a group of students to talk to the group. The Principal also attends to answer any questions.

Some items which the PSGA has helped to fund over the years…

Digital cameras
Animation pack
Team sweatshirts
Outdoor picnic benches
Contributions for extra curricular activities
School Planners
Sewing machines
PE equipment
Student badges

A message from Linda Maclean PSGA Secretary...

“Being a member of the PSGA is a really special way of being a part of your child’s school and doing a rewarding and much appreciated job. That’s why so many people stay even after their children have long left the school. We are always looking for new members with new ideas and more pairs of helping hands. We have a very successful record and over the years have raised large amounts of money for much needed funds. If you would like to find out more about the PSGA or would like to join, then please contact me via the school or college. We would love to hear from you and you would be most welcome.”