Brownhall Buzz

Brownhall Primary, Glencaple Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TU 01387253564

Parent Council

Parent Council

The Chair of our Parent Council is Miss Gayle Johnstone; our Treasurer is Mr James Riddick and our Secretary is Mr Colin McClelland.

There are lots of ways in which schools, parents, families and the community can work together to give children and young people the best possible education. Schools are most effective when they develop positive relationships with parents and the community they serve.  The objectives of our Parent Council are

  • To work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming school that is inclusive for all parents
  • To promote partnership between the school, its pupils and all its parents
  • To develop and engage in activities that support the education and welfare of the pupils
  • To identify and represent the views of parents on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils.

By law schools have a duty to promote parents’ involvement in children’s education. We are very keen that parents feel able to be involved in their child’s education and learning, and that they are active participants in the life of the school and they feel able to express their views on school education generally.

Every parent who has a child at our school is a member of the Parent Forum. The parent council is a group of parents who have chosen to represent the parent forum. As a member of the Parent Forum, each parent can expect to:-

  • Receive information about the school and its activities;
  • Hear about what partnership with parents means in our school;
  • Be invited to be involved in ways and times that suit you;
  • Identify issues you want the parent council to work on with the school;
  • Be asked your opinion by the parent council on issues relating to the school and education it provides;
  • Work in partnership with staff; and
  • Enjoy taking part in school life in whatever way possible

The type of things the parent council may get involved in include:

  • Supporting the work of the school;
  • Gathering and representing parents’ views to the Head Teacher, Education Authority and Education Scotland;
  • Promoting contact between the school, parents, pupils and the local community;
  • Fundraising and organising events;
  • Reporting to the parent forum
  • Being involved in the appointment of senior promoted staff

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