What is a Parent Council?
The Parent Council is made up of representatives of the Parent Forum (all of the parents and carers of the pupils attending the school or nursery). There can be up to two representatives for each nursery and school class and each representative is called a Class Rep. The Head Teacher of the school also attends the meetings as does one or more representatives of the teaching staff.
Why do we need a Parent Council?
From August 2007, the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 gave parents a lawful right to receive information about their children’s education and to be represented and have their views expressed through a new body called the Parent Council (which replaced both the School Board and PTA).
What is the aim of our Parent Council?
To develop an open, welcoming and mutually supportive school community of pupils, Parent Forum and staff.
What does our Parent Council do?
● It represents the views of parents/carers to the school and works with the school to resolve any problems.
● It reports back to the Parents/carers by way of Parent Council website and newsletters.
● It represents the view of the Parents/carers at external meetings on issues relevant to the school.
● It provides representatives to sit on interview panels for Head and Depute Head Teacher vacancies.
● It meets every month to discuss issues that arise and to listen to reports from the Head Teacher.
● It supports the school in its work with pupils in various ways.