The Compass Parent Forum, held its first meeting of the academic year last week. Parent representatives from across our seven schools attended the meeting, hosted at Alderwood Primary School. It was also an opportunity for Parent Forum representatives to visit our new Compass specialist provision – Phoenix Class. Phoenix Class caters for children with complex social, emotional and mental health difficulties, offering intensive time limited support, with the aim of successfully returning children to their mainstream school. The Parent Forum discussed what information they felt we should provide to parents of children who may be put forward for a place at the specialist provision. In addition to this, we also discussed the ‘Inclusion by Design’ document, that once published, will offer guidance to staff on meeting the needs of all of our children.