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Parent Councils

The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 

The Act provides the framework for supporting parental involvement in school education. It aims to help schools, education authorities and others to engage parents meaningfully in the education of their children and in the wider school community. It requires education authorities to promote the involvement of parents in children's education in schools. It aims to help all parents to be:

  • involved with their child's education and learning;
  • welcomed as active participants in the life of the school; and
  • encouraged to express their views on school education generally and work in partnership with the school.

To help achieve these aims all parents automatically become members of the Parent Forum at their child's school. As a member of the parent forum you are entitled to have a say in what happens in the school.

The Parent Forum then decides how they will be represented and usually takes the form of a Parent Council.

The role of the Parent Council is to:

  • support the school in its work with pupils;
  • represent the views of all parents;
  • encourage links between the school, parents, pupils, pre-school groups and the wider community; and
  • report back to the Parent Forum its activities on an annual basis

Contacts

  • Donna Cuthill
    Parent Council Support and Development Worker
    Education, Culture and Sport
    Ground Floor
    Frederick Street
    Aberdeen

    AB24 5HY
    Phone: 01224 764821
    Email: dcuthill@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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