Parent Councils are now established in all Argyll & Bute primary and secondary schools. The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 recognises the vital role that parents play in supporting their children’s learning.

The basic principle under-pinning the Act is the desire to have children become more “confident learners” through closer working between each family and school. It is anticipated that this can be done in three ways. These are: –

  1. Learning at Home: direct parental involvement in the child’s learning at home and in the community.
  2. Home/School Partnership: closer working partnerships between parents and the school – such partnerships being essential to ensure that the child gets maximum benefit from its school experiences.
  3. Parental Representation: Parent Councils will be parent led and school supported, with all parents being automatically members of the “Parent Forum”, with the Parent Council representing their views.

Every family at Lismore Primary School is represented on our parent council and the group aims to meet about once a month.

Please telephone the school for contact details of the Chair of the Parent Council.

Chair of the Parent Council – Roxanne MacColl
Treasurer – Iris Piers