Parent Council

Why should you join the Parent Council?

This video gives 7 good reasons!

The main aims of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 are to:

  • Help parents become more involved with their child's education and learning
  • Welcome parents as active participants in the life of the school
  • Provide easier ways for parents to express their views and wishes

To help achieve these aims, all parents automatically become members of the Parent Forum at their child's school and are entitled to have a say in what happens at the school.  As members of the Parent Forum parents have a say in selecting the Parent Council (representative body) to work on behalf of all parents at the school. 

The role of the Parent School Partnership (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
  • Report back to the Parent Forum

The Parent Council meet approximately 8 times per year.  

Empowering Parents/Carers

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced a guide entitled "EMPOWERING PARENTS AND CARERS IN A NUTSHELL"

What it means for parents

  • It means that you are recognised for how important you are because you:
  • Are vital for what children learn at home and outwith school
  • Add to what children learn in school
  • Contribute to what goes on in schools and decisions made about children

You matter to your children

Parents are central to children’s lives. You’re not the only influence on them, but you are the first, and very important, one. You matter to your children in their earliest years, when they completely depend on you, and as they grow up and become adults.

The Learner Journey

When it comes to thinking about options, parents have a big influence on what our children choose to do. So, that means we need to know what we are talking about. It’s up to us to take the long view because that’s harder for young people to do: it’s not just about now; it’s also about what’s up ahead and makes most sense based on the future job market.

The document "Learner Journey in a Nutshell" has been produced to highlight different paths available for individuals and references many useful additional documents.
 

Contact Details

The Parent Council can be contacted directly via their website or email.  Alternatively a letter can be sent to the school office addressed for the attention of Lesley Pirie, Parent Council.

Meetings

All meetings are held in the School Library and start at 6.15 pm.  All are welcome. For the current dates for this session please take a look at our school calendar.

The Head Teacher attends meetings as an advisor to the Parent Council.

Minutes of meetings are available directly on the Knox Parents website, where further information can also be found.