Parental Engagement

Parents, carers and families are by far the most important influences in a child’s life.

The engagement of parents and families can help raise attainment for all and help to ensure every child has an equal chance of success.

Related links

Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 aims to help parents to be:

  • involved with their children’s education and learning
  • welcomed as an active participant
  • encouraged to express their views on education.

It places duties on schools, local authorities and Scottish Ministers to help all parents to be involved in their own child’s learning, to be welcomed as active participants in schools, and to be able to express their views on school education generally.

Parentzone Scotland – Education Scotland website providing information and advice to support parents to take an increased role in their child’s education and learning.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

Scottish Parent Teacher Council

Engaging parents and families: A toolkit for practitioners

Inverclyde Council Website

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