Parent Council

PARENTS MAKE A   REAL DIFFERENCE

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Parents and carers are the most important influence throughout a child’s education and parental involvement in learning makes a real difference to children’s achievements.

Everyone benefits (children, parents and teachers) when parents and schools work effectively together to support learning.

 

The Parent Forum is the collective name for every parent, carer or guardian at a school. The Scottish Schools Act 2006 gives each school’s Parent Forum the right to set up a Parent Council.

 

 

 

WHAT ARE PARENT COUNCILS FOR

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Parent Councils help parents and carers to become more actively and effectively involved in their children’s learning. They were established under the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 in recognition of the important role that parents can play, both in their own children’s learning, and in the life of a school.

For more information on the Act please click on the link below to access the Scottish Government website.

 
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External Link GUIDANCE ON THE SCOTTISH SCHOOLS (PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT) ACT 2006

YOUR PARENT COUNCIL

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The role of Duddingston Primary School’s Parent Council is to:

  • Support the school in its work with pupils
  • Represent the views of all parent
  • Encourage links between the school, parents, pupils, pre-school groups and the wider community.
  • Report back to the Parent Forum.

The benefits of our Parent Council are that we can:

  • Provide a voice for parents at Duddingston Primary School and in our local authority on issues that are important to us and our children
  • Help the school to understand how to most effectively involve us as parents in our children’s learning and in the life of the school
  • Support the school and Headteacher in developing strong home/school partnerships
  • Support the school in its development and improvement, and in understanding and making links with the wider community
  • Capture the unique and varied skills, interests, knowledge and experience that parents can offer

The Parent Council at Duddingston Primary School provides an opportunity for all parents to get involved, and is committed to supporting the school in providing and delivering the best education and opportunities available for its pupils.

 

 

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