Get involved


We welcome parents as members and non-parents as supporters. Everyone can attend meetings. Fill in the form or drop us an email at


Download a petition and start collecting signatures at your local school

Stop Forced Academy For school communities facing forced academy conversion

Save Birmingham Schools petition Calling on Birmingham City Council to help schools resist forced academy conversion.

Download an Ask Parents First leaflet to distribute at your local school

Colour leaflet

Black & white leaflet

Make parent consultation on school change an issue with your elected representatives.  Write to or email your local councillors and to your MP.  Tell them that you are a member of Ask Parents First and ask them if they support open and democratic consultation and a binding parent ballot on academy conversion.

You can find a list of all Birmingham’s councillors is here

You can find contacts for your MP here

Using snailmail? Download an APF headed word document for your letter:

Colour header word  B&W header word

Drop us a line to let us know who you have written to and of any response you receive



Becoming a school governor is a significant commitment, but is a great way to ensure you have a say in the future of your local school. You don’t need to have a family member at a school or college to become a governor. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities.

You can apply to be a school governor:

  • directly to your school
  • through your local authority
  • by filling in the application form on the School Governors’ One Stop Shop (SGOSS) website

Find out more about who can become a governor, what training and support you can get and how to apply here.

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