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Parent Support

Parent Support at Aylward Academy

Hello, my name is Fatma Holdershaw and I am the academy’s full-time Parent Support Advisor. My role is to offer help, support and advice to all parents by:
  • Actively engaging with all parents and carers.
  • Meeting with parents who ‘drop-in’ for advice and support, helping smooth communication between home and the academy.
  • Holding regular parent coffee mornings.
  • Planning and delivering regular workshops for parents.
  • Contributing to ‘parent voice’ (e.g. Parents Working Group).
  • Supporting some parents on a longer-term basis, linking with outside agency support when required.
For more information or any of the above please call me on 02083503295 or e-mail me at

Parent Council Meetings

Parent council meetings are run twice a term. Everyone is welcome to attend. This gives parents the opportunity to meet with other parents in the community, members of staff at all levels, and to voice any opinions or concerns they may have. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Fatma Holdershaw, Parent Support Advisor on 0208 350 3295 or by e-mail

The following are dates for the parent council meetings taking place from now until July 2013

Tuesday 14th October 2014 - 6.00 - 7.00

Tuesday 18th November 2014 - 6.00 - 7.00

Tuesday 20th January 2015 - 6.00 - 7.00

Tuesday 10th March 2015 - 6.00 - 7.00

Tuesday 5th May 2015 - 6.00 - 7.00

Tuesday 9th June - 2015 - 6.00 - 7.00

Tuesday 21st July 2015 - 6.00 - 7.00 - Celebration Event

Aylward Academy is proud to announce that ZUMBA classes for parents and students are held in the Gymnasium every Wednesday at 6.00 p.m. This is charged at a very reduced rate and gives you the chance to meet other parents within the community. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Parent Council

The academy regularly meets with parents to work in partnership. Parents who have attended recent meetings gave their opinions on and took part in:
  • School behaviour policy
  • Development of the homework policy
  • Parent newsletter
  • Learning walks
From September 2010, this group will become the ‘Parent Council’ and have a direct link with school Governance. All parents are welcome to join the parent council.

Please register your interest with Mrs Holdershaw, the school’s Parent Support Advisor.