St Kevin’s has an active and supportive Parent Council who assist the school in many ways, helping to improve the education and experiences for all our pupils.
The Parent Council’s rights and duties include:
(a) supporting the work of the school
(b) representing the views of the parents
(c) consulting with parents and reporting back to the Parent Forum on matters of interest
(d) promoting contact between the school, parents, pupils, providers of nursery education and the wider community;
(f) taking part in the selection of promoted staff
(g) receiving reports from the head teacher and education authority
(h) receiving an annual budget for administration, training and other expenses
(i) improving home school partnership and facilitating parental involvement
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. Information must be provided on whether or not a Parent Council has been established and the reason(s) given for the non-establishment or dis-establishment of a Parent Council.
The name and status of each Parent Council member and the clerk should be included. It should be indicated that the head teacher has a right and duty to attend all meetings of the Parent Council. Meetings of the Parent Council are open to members of the public.