Horsfall Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9QY


Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

Parent Voice

We want to know what you think and are always looking for ways in which we can improve our school.

Our Parent Voice group has been set up to provide a regular opportunity for you to talk to us about the things that you would like us to change - or to let us know the things you are really happy about at school!

It is an informal meeting over a cup of tea so please come along and join us!

The next meeting is on Friday 8th February at 9.00am.

Parent Voice 8th February 2019


Meeting 1- 11.1.19

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 by: joanne on: Parent Voice Blog

A successful first meeting with the parent voice group. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and speak so openly! It was agreed that our future meetings will be held once a month from 9:00 to 9:45 in the small hall.

Lunchtime was the main agenda raised by the parents present. We discussed portion sizes and how these are controlled depending on which key stage you are in. It was requested that parents are able to see the dinners at some point, so Mrs Austerfield has suggested she will speak to the catering team in a separate meeting. The idea of children having an afternoon snack was posed, which would be for both key stages, and the idea of having a tuck shop at break times. This idea will be discussed by Miss Bramley with the School Council on Monday. The issue of children rushing their dinner to be able to have extra playtime was discussed. It was discussed that children’s eating is monitored by the lunchtime staff, such as identifying when children are able to have their dessert after eating enough of their main meal. Future issues to discuss have been raised as RSE (Relationships and sex education) and methods of communication.

Mrs Austerfield is setting up a meeting with a nutritionist and the school food advisor to discuss school food and snacks. She will also be setting up a meeting with the school catering manager and organising an opportunity for parents to come in to school to sample the school dinners.


The next meeting dates are as follows:


Friday 8th February

Friday 15th March

Friday 26th April

Friday 17th May

We hope to see you next time!



gill Feb 12, 2019

I am happy for you to email me with anything you would like to discuss. The group is in its early stages and will be looking for ways to improve and expand as we become established. Thank you for your comment. My email is gillian.austerfield@asquithprimary.org

Emma Davis Feb 1, 2019

Great idea... how is school accommodating working parents who would like to have a say?