Parent Forums

Our themed Parent Forums aim to help both Prep and College parents better understand what we do and why we do it. We explain our policies, and give parents the opportunity to ask questions and engage with our approaches.  All parents are invited and each session is filmed so you can catch up on any sessions you are unable to attend in person. No booking required. Refreshments provided.

Past Parent Forums

Life at the College – Remote Open Q&A for Year 8 Parents

Saturday 18 May 2024

Year 7 Parents’ Online Forum – Preparing for Year 8 and Beyond

Monday 13 May 2024

Personalised Learning Parent Forum

Tuesday 30 April 2024

This Forum invited parents to learn more about our approach to Personalised Learning, often referred to as Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The session covered neurodiversity, support provision and exam access arrangements.
Presented by: Maria Rogers – Assistant Head – Personalised Learning and Nathalie Whysall – Personalised Learning Coordinator/Deputy SENco.

Monday 15 April 2024
Information on UK university application process through UCAS and how we will guide your son or daughter through this. Plus, an introduction to Unifrog, the online platform we use throughout the school to assist with careers guidance. Presented by Becky Callard, Head of Sixth Form and Career Guidance.

Saturday 16 March 2024
A discussion about life at the College when Year 8s move up to Year 9. Presented by Maria Rogers, Assistant Head – Personalised  Learning; James Dixon, Deputy Head (Academic) and Alan Johnson, Assistant Head – Teaching and Learning.

Wednesday 21 February 2024
Presented by James Dixon, Deputy Head (Academic), Subject Lead Politics (College), Teacher of History (College)

Tuesday 16 January 2024
This Parent Forum explored the mathematical journey our pupils follow from Reception to Sixth Form.
Delivered by Piers Davidson – Prep Academic Lead and Head of Mathematics (Prep) and Alex Clemens – Head of Mathematics (College).

Tuesday 14 November 2023
Do you know what to do when you don’t know what to do? Alan Johnson, Assistant Head, Teaching and Learning, delivers a fascinating presentation which explores metacognition and the process of conscious awareness as a learner.

Tuesday 10 October 2023  

Thursday 12 October 2023
A pillar of Mount Kelly’s five-year strategy is to embed in young people a life-long appreciation of participation, performance, health and wellbeing through sporting activity. Our Sport Forums look at how Mount Kelly develops individual and team success and how we measure this; not by statistics and results, but by the quality of the play, pleasure derived from competing, friendship, sense of fulfilment, team spirit and lifetime love for sport. With Bobby Skelton, Assistant Head Co-Curricular and Director of Sport, and Colin Broughton, Head of Sport (Prep).

Tuesday 26 September 2023
Katy Kelly, Head of Physical Education and Director of Outdoor Education provides parents with an understanding of the ethos and strategies of our teaching, and the power of outdoor education on the learning journey.

Head Master’s Video Messages

Head Master, Guy Ayling, delivers regular video messages to all parents . You can catch up on the films you might have missed here.