Parental Involvement (including Parent Councils)

The Scottish Parliament has introduced the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006.  The Act aims to modernise and strengthen the the framework for supporting parental involvement in school education, and to help parents/carers be:

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

From August 2007, all parents/carers with children at a school are automatically members of the 'Parent Forum' for their school.  The Parent Forum can decide to establish a 'Parent Council' to represent them.  A Parent Council is a group of parents/carers selected by members of the Parent Forum to represent all the parents/carers of children at the school.  Every school's Parent Council will be different, because it will be the parents in each school who make the key decisions.

The Head Teacher will be able to provide further information about the school's Parent Council.  Should you have any queries, please contact:

Education and Social Care
The Moray Council
Council Offices
Elgin, IV30 1BX
Tel: 01343 563374
Fax 01343 563990


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