Parents and Carers Network - history and aspirations

Our history and aspirations

The Parents Network was officially launched in February 2018 so that like-minded parents (which includes anyone who is caring for a child, be it their own, adopted, or fostered) can meet and exchange experiences, tips, and just generally socialise. From March 2019, we merged with the Carers Network to become the Parents and Carers Network.

Our aims are as follows:

  • Launch a peer-to-peer mentoring scheme
  • Host regular network meetings so members can meet in an informal environment
  • Hold regular events with internal and external speakers on relevant topics
  • Work with HR and the School to make changes to policy so that staff feel able to fulfil their professional role to their best ability, at the same time as carrying out parental duties
  • Feed in to training for managers to enable the School to effectively keep up with its EDI policy

If you would like to join us, please email Please click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

If you would like to be matched with one of our mentors, please also e-mail us.

***Forthcoming events***

Network lunch
Wednesday 18th September, 12:30 - 14:00 (lunch provided)
Graham Wallis Room, 5th floor OLD building

If you wish to attend any of our events, please email so we can plan for the correct amount of catering. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.