In 2007/8 the Scottish Executive decided that the old system of School Boards and Parent Teacher Associations needed to be changed, in order to help parents become more involved in their children’s education and improve relationships with their local school.They recommended that a new group called the Parent Council be set up in each school made up of parents, the head teacher, teaching staff and a representative of the archdiocese who would represent and report to all parents, referred to as the Parent Forum.
Click here to access Greenfaulds High School Parent Council Constitution.
The Parent Forum
As a parent of a child at this school you are automatically a member of the Parent Forum. The Parent Forum is composed of all the parents and carers of children at the school.
As a member of the Parent Forum you can expect to:
- get information about what your child is learning
- get information about events and activities at the school
- get advice/help on how you can support your child’s learning
- be told about opportunities to be involved in the school
- have a say in selecting a Parent Council to work on behalf of all parents at the school
- be invited to identify issues for the Parent Council to work on with the school
The Parent Council
The Parent Council’s rights and duties include:
a) supporting the work of the school;
b) representing the views of parents;
c) consulting with parents and reporting back to the Parent Forum on matters of interest;
d) promoting contact between the school, parents, pupils, and the wider community;
f) taking part in the selection of senior promoted staff;
g) receiving reports from the Headteacher and education authority; and
h) receiving an annual budget for administration, training and other expenses.
Members of Parent Councils, on a voluntary basis, may also have an advisory role in decisions on placing requests by parents in respect of those situations where the number of placing requests for a particular school or for a particular stage in a particular school exceeds the number of places available.
Greenfaulds High School Parent Council Office Bearers
Chairperson – Mrs H MacIndoe
Vice Chair – Mrs G Kilday/Mrs S Anderson
Secretary – Mrs J French
Treasurer – Mrs L Robertson
The clerk to the School Parent Council is Mrs. E. Kelly.
The head teacher is the principal adviser to the Parent Council.
Local councillors have a right to attend Parent Council meetings and have the right to speak but they may not vote since they are not members of the Parent Council.
Members of the Parent Council can be contacted through the school if required.