Parent Councils came into force on 1 August 2007.
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, providers of nursery education and the wider community
f) taking part in the selection of senior promoted staff
g) receiving reports from the Head Teacher and Education Authority; and
h) receiving an annual budget for administration, training and other expenses
i) Improving home school partnership and facilitating parental involvement
Members of Parent Council, 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.