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
At Knox Academy the Parent Council is known as the 'Parent School Partnership', and they meet approximately 8 times per year.
The Parent School Partnership can be contacted directly via their website or email. Alternatively a letter can be sent to the school office addressed for the attention of John Wrinn, Parent School Partnership.
All meetings are held on a Wednesday 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 School Partnership.
Minutes of meetings are available directly on the Knox Parents website, where further information can also be found.