Hillside Family Get Together

(Formerly known as Family Forum Meetings)

We regularly hold a supportive group meeting in school (or virtually) for our families. We invite our pupils’ family members to meet up with each other, along with a member of staff and visiting professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. The aim is to have informal discussions and share information that may be useful; all done with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or two! This is also an opportunity to meet and have a chat, sharing ideas and experiences with other parents and carers, in addition to providing valuable feedback for service providers. All parents, carers and family members are welcome. 


Future Meeting Dates:

To be confirmed


Previous Meeting Notes:

Thursday 27 May 2021

Thursday 10 December 2020

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Friday 15 November 2019

Wednesday 18 September 2019



As a result of discussions at these meetings and through family conversations with, and feedback to, the Headteacher we have made improvements. Some of these are detailed below in our ‘You Said, We Did’ section:


You said… you would prefer it if we no longer used Facebook

We… have deleted our Facebook profile


You said… you would like our after school Youth Club (for age 8 and above) to run for an additional day each week

We… applied to our funding partner, Activities Unlimited, and we now run two weekly sessions


You said… you would like Hillside pupils to have access to a wheelchair accessible swing

We…, in conjunction with external fundraisers and The Parents and Friends of Hillside, raised sufficient funds to have a wheelchair accessible swing installed in our playground


You said… you had difficulty seeing some of the pupils in our school events and performances

We… have purchased staging for use at future events


You said… you would like school photos taken earlier so they can be used as Christmas presents

We… contacted our photographers and now get them in earlier, in time for Christmas!