The forum provides an opportunity for parents and staff to work in partnership with each other. The forum discusses a range of issues and offers opinions. The forum is neither a decision making body or able to dictate school policy. However the forum may have the opportunity to influence decisions through an open dialogue. The forum is held once a term and agenda items are suggested by the parents as well as the school. It is a genuine attempt to seek the views of parents and develop a stronger partnership, by improving understanding through communication.