And if so, what have been your experiences of attending meetings?
We're fairly new to this area and school. I have a DD in Y1. The notification of a termly Parents' Council meeting has been sent out with an agenda. I'm trying to decide whether to go along. It is something I would like to be involved with but at present I wouldn't have much input to offer. Does that matter?
It looks like less than 10 parents attended the last meeting.
The new head at my dcs primary school has just started one. it seems pretty good so far - people have been constructive with any criticism and the head has changed a few things in response to what's been said. It'll need to be chaired well I think, so it doesn't turn into a general moaning session. We also do make an effort to praise the good stuff that goes on.
I'd say go, if you can - i think it's important that new people go, to stop things becoming too cliquey and to bring a fresh perspective on stuff