Mission Statement

“Working Together: Putting Students First”

Parent Voice aims to promote the genuine involvement of parents across Barnsley whose child attends Outwood Academy Shafton. It is our hope that we will make a positive difference for children, young people and their families. By working together we will be able to support and influence change for the future of every child and young person at Outwood Academy Shafton.

The purpose of Parent Voice is to allow ‘effective communication’ between parents, teachers and other Academy staff to flourish. We will focus on:

  • Issues that are important to parents
  • Informing and thereby empowering all parents
  • Representing as many different parents and their viewpoints as possible
  • Encouraging open and honest engagement with parents
  • Promoting respect and clear communication between parents and Academy leaders

We support the right of all Outwood Academy Shafton students to enjoy their school years in a safe, caring and happy environment and we also support the need for teachers and other Academy professionals to work in a well-organised, calm and polite workplace. Parent Voice aims to

  • Develop effective relationships between staff, parents and other professionals associated with the Academy
  • Arrange events and activities that raise funds for projects in the Academy to enhance the education of students and to support charitable organisations
  • Organise social events for the enjoyment of the students, their families and the wider community