Class reps

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.

 

 

Importantly,  while class reps should always be willing to raise general questions with the class teacher/Head, if a parent has a specific concern or strong feeling about an issue, particularly one that relates just to their child/ren, the class rep should encourage that parent to follow-up their concern individually, rather than take it on themselves.