Better Together Parent Forums
Better Together is a chance for all stakeholders – parents, partners and staff – to contribute to developing the West Bradford Children’s Centre Cluster, to ensure the cluster as a whole is providing an outstanding quality of service. Parents and partners are welcome to attend any or all of the Better Together meetings. Better Together meetings are facilitated by Anne-Marie Merifield (Executive Headteacher), Kulbir Bura (Cluster Leader) and Robin Naylor (Chair of Governors). The staff team from each centre will also attend the Better Together meeting at their own centre.
The Governing Body of St Edmund’s Nursery School is responsible for the West Bradford Children’s Centre Cluster. More information about our Governing Body is available here. We also have a Stakeholder Forum which meets once each term, which parents are invited to join. For more information, please call Kulbir Bura, Cluster Leader, on 01274 544922.
Better Together dates 2016 – 2017:
Friday 7th October: Lidget Green. The first Better Together session of the year saw 23 parents attending, along with a representative from the Media Museum, a representative from Men Standing Up and a local Health Visitor. For the report, please click here.
Tuesday 8th November: Farnham Road. 13 parents attended, along with representatives from the childcare providers in Farnham Road reach area, including Horton Grange and 2 Cans. Families First also attended. Following an introduction from Anne-Marie Merifield (Executive Headteacher at St Edmund’s), there were two workshops - focussing on the impact of positive and negative relationships (workshop 1), and aspirations (workshop 2). For the report, please click here.
Friday 17th February: St Edmund’s. Parents and carers who use the children’s centre at St Edmund’s attended the all day Better Together event, along with parents of children in the nursery and in childcare. A brief report on the day is available on our Headteacher news page.
Thursday 16th March: Princeville. Report coming soon.
Thursday 11th May: Crossley Hall. Report coming soon.
Monday 12th June: Allerton Report coming soon.
Saturday 8th July 11.00 – 1.00: Thornton (call 01274 544922 to book a place). The session will be held at Thornton Lodge Nursery, James St, Thornton, Bradford BD13 3NS from 11.00 - 1.00.
Reports from 2015 – 2016 Better Together sessions
Tuesday 24th November 2015: Lidget Green. Our first cluster Better Together session was a great success – to read more about what parents and partners said, and how we responded, please click here.
Saturday 23rd January 2016: Focus on working parents, and dads/male carers. 12 dads and 4 working mums attended, discussion focused on Child Safety and Communication. To find out what parents and partners said, and how we responded, please click here.
Tuesday 26th January 2016: Farnham Road. The session focused on the District-wide consultation on Health Visiting.
Friday 12th February 2016: St Edmund’s. Parents and carers who use the children’s centre at St Edmund’s attended the all day Better Together event, along with parents of children in the nursery and in childcare. The summary report is here.
Tuesday 15th March 2016: Princeville. 11 parents attended, along with a representative from the Fire Service who talked about fire safety, and a representative from a school. 2 workshops focused on parents’ experience of the centre, and what changes they have seen since moving into the new cluster. For the full report please click here.
Tuesday 17th May 2016: Crossley Hall. 8 parents attended. In one workshop, we asked parents what a children’s centre should look like, feel like and be like. In the second workshop we asked what is working well in the new cluster, and what needs to be improved. For the full report please click here.
Tuesday 14th June 2016: Allerton. 13 parents attended the Better Together session at Allerton. In one workshop, we asked parents what is working well and what needs to be improved in the new cluster. In the second workshop we asked how can we develop ways to foster good relationships between different communities. For the full report please click here.
Tuesday 5th July: Thornton. Our final Better Together session for the year was held in Thornton Children's Centre. 7 parents attended, along with, a local private day nursery manager and a local health visitor. For the full report please click here.