Parent Forum And Parent Council:
Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 led to the establishment of Parent Councils in primary, secondary and special schools. The Act places a duty on authorities to promote the involvement of parents in children’s education and the wider life of the school and aims to help parents 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
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 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.
At Wemyss Bay Primary School our parent council is known as the Parent Partnership.
Our Chair is Mrs Beth MacLeod and our Vice Chair is Mrs Linda Knox.
Our Parent Parent Partnership are very proactive and incredibly supportive of our school. They meet and and work closely with the school to help ensure that we meet the needs of our learners and their families.
Our Parent Partnership have have their own FaceBook Page – take a look to find out more.