Parent Councils are now established in all Argyll & Bute primary and secondary schools. The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 recognises the vital role that parents/carers play in supporting their children’s learning.
The basic principle underpinning the Act is the desire to have children become more ‘confident learners’ through closer working between each family and school. It is anticipated that this can be done in three ways. These are: –
- Learning at Home: direct parental involvement in the child’s learning at home and in the community.
- Home/School Partnership: closer working partnerships between parents/carers and the school – such partnerships being essential to ensure that the child gets maximum benefit from their school experiences.
- Parental Representation: Parent Councils will be parent/carer led and school supported, with all parents/carers being automatic members of the ‘Parent Forum’ and the Parent Council representing their views.
You can find out more about your Parent Council by contacting the Head Teacher or any member of the parent council.