Parents – your chance to have a say in education!
Wednesday 5th December, 6.30pm – 9.30pm at Hamilton Road Community Hub, Bangor BT20 4LF
Parentkind is excited to announce the first of our regional NI Parents' Parliaments. This is a great opportunity for parents to share your views, ideas and experiences of your child’s education with key education policymakers in a relaxed and friendly way.
Who can attend?
We welcome any parents, carers or guardians with children at the school who would like to have their say and get involved in our Parents' Parliament. Sign up here!
Details of the event
Date: Wednesday 5th December, 6.30pm – 9.30pm (registration opens at 6.00pm with tea/coffee)
Venue: Hamilton Road Community Hub, Bangor BT20 4LF
We are delighted that these community events are being supported by:
- The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)
- The Department of Education (DENI)
- Queen's University Belfast, The Graduate School
Alongside the team from Parentkind, they will be running the discussions to come up with recommendations and ideas from parents so they can better reflect parent views in their work and policies.
The hot topics for discussion, which have been raised in our latest research in Northern Ireland will include:
- Should there be a parent body in every school?
- Mental health and wellbeing in schools
- The curriculum (what and how children are taught)
- Parental engagement
To join at this event and take the opportunity to have your say, sign up here:
There will be four more regional Parent Parliaments taking place in 2019 in Magherafelt, Newry, Omagh and Belfast. A final celebratory event is planned for late 2019 which will be held in the Parliament Buildings at Stormont, Belfast. At this event, groups of parents representing the five regional parliaments, will take part in a further forum to discuss your feedback and what actions need to happen next.