The Class Reps system is one that is in operation in many primary schools. The vision for our take on it at West Wimbledon, is to bring together a group of committed parents to:
support their children’s class, teacher and the other parents in getting to know each other,
improve communication from the School to parents and between parents,
as well as better integrating parent contributions to school activities and social events.
Whilst each individual will tackle the role differently, some of the key task will include:
communicating regularly with parents, to ensure that parents are aware of important activities and issues affecting the School;
providing feedback to the class teacher/Headteacher on general questions, issues or concerns raised by parents;
create and maintaining a class contact list and emergency cascade system, that works for that class;
reading the School website/Newsletter, Bulletins and Twitter feeds to be aware of what is happening in the School and what other parents need to know;
assisting the Friends of West Wimbledon (FOWW) in their fundraising events, by ensuring that each class contributes: e.g. filling rota slots at School fairs, selling event/ raffle tickets, etc.;
passing on teacher and FOWW notices to the class’s parents;
helping get other volunteers;
arranging social events for the class, teachers’ presents, etc.