Parent Council

The Parent Council is a group of parents consisting of a representative from each of the classes at Davies Lane who meet up twice a term and the findings are fed in to the Curriculum and Standards governing body. At each meeting we observe a variety of student workbooks, we observe the teaching in the classroom and we also look at and analyse statistics. We will bring any matters that you may have with regard to general learning or standards to the meetings so please note who your representative is and use us. Any specific urgent or personal issues must be must be taken up directly with the teacher or school. Each year we look for new parents to join us from the reception classes. If you are interested in joining the parent council please contact the school office.

Parent Council

Class Representatives


Reception Aspen - Madeleine Mcleod

Reception Hazel - Katherine Webster

Reception Magnolia - Luke Woolley

Reception Maple - Zainab Arian

Y1 Juniper - Ayesha Shafqat

Y1 Fir - Saima Khan

Y1  Sycamore - Thula Mangena

Y1 Larch - Victoria Holbrook

Y2 Ash - Josie Hunt

Y2 Birch - Charlotte Beaulah

Y2 Redwood - Jane Jin

Y2 Rowan - Denis Wray

Y3 Poplar - June Alle

Y3 Oak - Nardjess Bououdine

Y3 Pine - Kalina Boeu

Y3 Cherry - Jack Fortescue

Y4 Elder - Kate Roberts

Y4 Luke Selby - Chestnut

Y4 Teak - Amanda Barker

Y4 Willow - Ayesha Arshad

Y5 Holly - Nabila Lebdjiri

Y5 Olive - Wilford Roberts

Y5 Palm - Helen Westerby

Y5 Spruce - Jack Tremewen

Y6 Cypress - VACANCY

Y6 Hornbeam - Annette Loakes

Y6 Mulberry - Sham Hayat

Y6 Walnut - Samim Patel


Jenni Walsh - Local Governing Body

Khadra Dirir - Floating

Shanjida Akther - Floating

Scott McMillan - Co-opt

- Parent Council Minutes March 2018

- Parent Council Minutes  July 2018

- Parent Council Minutes October 2018

- Parent Council Minutes December 2018

- Parent Council Spring Report 2019

- Parent Council Minutes February 2019

- Parent Council Minutes March 2019

- Parent Council

- Parent Council Minutes May 2019


Parent Testimonial

The Parent Council is a forum that was created to assist in raising standards for the whole school through the help and input of the parent community across the school year groups. The aim is to monitor and review progress of the school's curricular priorities,  ensure that learning remains interesting, interactive and fun,  provide feedback to the senior leadership team and the governing body and hold the school to account. As a member of the Parent Council, you will have a great opportunity to see how the school operates by observing lessons, talking to teachers, reviewing books and analysing data and then providing feedback or challenge on what’s been observed. Recent agenda topics have been around the end of key stage data, the  new curriculum, progress of children working at a greater depth and progress of pupil premium. Personally, I find being a member of the Parent Council a rewarding experience - the opportunity to observe lessons, review data and books and challenge the SLT  provides a welcome extra  layer of transparency and accountability. I remain consistently impressed by the quality of teaching , the breadth of the curriculum and the children’s enthusiasm and confidence is always a pleasure to see.


Charlotte – Parent Council member 2019.


Parent Council Terms of Reference


The welfare and safeguarding of children is paramount and this should be addressed immediately with a member of staff when a concern is raised.


The Council shall advise the Headteacher on how to:


• Improve learning conditions for all children at Davies Lane


• To ensure that learning is fun


• To ensure that learning is interactive and interesting


• To ensure that planning and teaching are pupil centred


• To ensure improved outcomes for all


As a Council member, you should be able to:


1. Visit the school to see how things are done and how effective improvements can be made


2. Attend a meeting every half term


3. Observe lessons and comment on outcomes from a parent point of view


4. Interview teachers and pupils with the support of Headteacher


Review on a regular basis:


a)  The school’s curricular aims


b) Teaching and learning policies.


The Council is to monitor and review the progress of the school's curricular priorities, review progress, comment on resources available for curriculum development and make recommendations to the Heads of School and the Executive Headteacher.


The learning council will report to the parent council who will report its findings to the governing body.


The council will consist of a Chair, Vice Chair and at least one representative


Questions or queries for the Parent Council can be emailed to:


Davies Lane primary school is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376. The registered office is at Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane primary school, Davies Lane, Leytonstone E11 3DR



Davies Lane Primary School,

Davies Lane,



E11 3DR




Main Telephone:

020 8539 2466



020 8523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Bronwen Chalmers





School hours

Office Hours

8.00am - 4.30pm

Davies Lane is operated by Arbor Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10234376.


The registered office is at

Arbor Academy Trust, Davies Lane Primary School, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London.  E11 3DR