Parental Involvement Bill
Balfron High School
On the 10th May 2006 the Scottish Parliament passed a new law called The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. The aim of this act was designed to enable and encourage all parents/guardians/carers (hereafter referred to as parents) to:
- become involved with their child’s education and learning,
- to welcome parents as active participants in the life of the school,
- to provide easier ways for parents to express their views and wishes.
To help achieve these aims:
ALL PARENTS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE MEMBERS OF THE PARENT FORUM AT THEIR CHILD’S SCHOOL AND WILL BE ENTITLED TO HAVE THEIR SAY IN WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SCHOOL.
Following the initial meeting of the Parent Forum on 12th September 2007 a Parent Council was established and members were invited to put their names forward for election.
The Parent Council drafted a Constitution that was circulated to all parents for comments and suggestions before being finally adopted. The Parent Council aims to meet every second month during term time.
The Parent Council would like to remind ALL PARENTS that, as they are already members of the Parent Forum they are welcome and encouraged to attend any or all of the Parent Council meetings, where their input will be very welcome.
Those wanting to become more involved are eligible to join one of the sub groups working on areas such as Careers, Communications or Fund Raising, however, this is purely voluntary.
PLEASE COME ALONG TO THE EVENING MEETINGS AND DISCOVER WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL.