MRC Parents helps parents and carers to get more involved in College life, and influence and support the work of College.
- We meet regularly with senior leaders and staff members to hear about, discuss and contribute the ‘parent’ perspective around how things are done, and planned changes. We work closely with senior leaders and staff members to shape new ideas, for example, through active working parties.
We raise vital funds (totalling £2,200 over the 2016/17 school year) which enable the College to organise activities and purchase resources that they would otherwise not be able to afford. Things like the Grand Piano, Football Table and wonderful costumes for school productions.
- We organise social and fundraising events and help out at College events with things like refreshments. We’re always open to new ideas for fundraising and social events.
How can you get involved?
Come to a meeting
Every parent and carer is automatically a member of MRC Parents. Throughout the year, you’ll receive invites to our regular early evening meetings through College communications, or can check out what is happening on these web pages. Even if you can only make the occasional meeting, you are very welcome to come along – just turn up.
Meeting dates for this year are :
Wednesday 4 October 2017
Thursday 9 November 2017: Discussion Topic, On-line Safety
Tuesday 9 January 2018
Thursday 8 March 2018 (AGM)
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Tuesday 12 June 2018
We always meet in the Learning Resource Centre. Meetings start at 6.45pm.
Get in touch
Do you have a good idea for fundraising or for a social event? A skill you would like to contribute? A burning desire to organise something? Or would you just like to get a little more involved in supporting the College and meeting other parents? Or just be on our mailing list?
We welcome your involvement, however small. So send us an email:
Chair – Anita.Haigh@mrc-academy.org
Secretary – Hilary.OSullivan@mrc-academy.org
Treasurer – Judith.Balcombe@mrc-academy.org
Staff Representative – Paul.Thompson@mrc-academy.org
Join our 500 Club
A great way for you to support the College whilst having a bit of a flutter! Membership costs £5 per month (£60 per year) and entitles you to entry in each month’s prize draw, which takes place on the last Friday of each month.
The prize money will be 50% of the membership fee taken that month, with the rest going to the College to help fund equipment, resources and opportunities for students.
Find out more here about our 500 club