Parent Council

Parent CouncilChanges have recently been made to the law to help parents and schools work together as partners in children’s learning. The Scottish Parliament has passed the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 to encourage and support parental involvement. Parents who are involved on a regular basis in schools should undertake an enhanced disclosure through Disclosure Scotland. This can be arranged by the school – please ask if you are interested.

All parents who have a child attending the school are automatically members of the Parent Forum for our school. Membership of the forum allows parents to have a say in local arrangements, to enable their collective view to be represented on matters such as the quality and standards of education at the school and other matters of interest to parents. These views can be represented, as appropriate, to the Head Teacher of the school, the Council and HMIe.

The Act makes provision for Parent Councils to play an active role in supporting parental involvement in the work and the life of the school, while also providing opportunities for parents to express their views on children’s education and learning. The Parent Council, as a statutory body, has the right to information and advice on matters which affect children’s education.

Scottish Parent Teacher Council

The Scottish Parent Teacher Council is the national organisation for PTAs and PAs in Scotland and runs an independent helpline service for all parents. You can contact them by phone/fax on 0131 226 4378, by email on or write to SPTC, 53 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HT.

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