What does the Parent Council and Parent Forum Do?
The Parent Forum was defined by the 2006 act on parental involvement and all parents who have a child in the school are automatically members.
Parent Council members are voted on every year at the Parent Council Annual General Meeting (normally held in September each year).
Parent Forum members who are unable to attend Parent Council meetings or be part of the Parent Council are always welcome to help in other ways, particularly at fundraising events through the year. Extra hands are good – email us if you can help in general or with specific tasks.
The main duties of the Parent Council are:
– To represent the views of the parents at the school
– Support the work of the school
– Organise social and fundraising events
– Promote contact between all parents and the rest of the school community
– Discuss any issue that is of interest to parents
– Represent parents’ views to the education authority
Fundraising events include: Hallowe’en Disco, Christmas Fayre, Family Quiz Night, Soup and Pudding lunch.
New ideas are welcomed – email us with yours!
Other activities over the last few years: Protecting Classroom Assistants, Fighting Budget Cuts, Raising funds for new playground, Stalling the implementation of the new Facilities Management model which replaces janitorial services, attending annual conference with other Highland Parent Council chairpersons.
See the Parent Council minutes of meetings and the noticeboard in the school for details of all the activities.
Useful links for parents to look at:
- Scottish Parent Teacher Council – SPTC is the national organization for parents’ groups in Scottish schools. They offer help and advice to all parents.
- National Parent Forum Scotland – The NPFS was set up to give Parent Councils and Parents an opportunity to discuss and raise educational issues of mutual interest or concerns at a national level.
- ParentZone – a useful site for all parents and carers.