Parent Forum & Parent Council
All Parents are members of the Parent Forum.
Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 led to the establishment of Parent Councils in primary, secondary and special schools. The Act recognises the vital role that parents play in the supporting their children’s learning. It places a duty on authorities to promote the involvement of parents in children’s education and the wider life of the school. It aims to help parents to be:-
• Involved with their child’s education and learning
• Welcomed as an active participant in the life of the school
• Encouraged to express their views on school education generally
The Parent Council, as a statutory body, has the right to information and advice on matters which affect children’s education
Parents who are involved on a regular basis in schools should undertake an enhanced disclosure through Disclosure Scotland
Changes 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 more parents to become involved.
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 the local arrangements to enable their collective view to be represented on matters such as 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.
The present Parent Council Members are:
Mr. M. Dodson (Chair)
Mrs. A. McNeill
Mrs. J. Mullan
Mrs. A. McCauley
Mrs. S. Dodson
Sr. Pius (Church Representative)
There is an active Parent Association in the school. For information regarding meetings or planned events, please contact Mrs. Dodson via the school.