Publication - Advice and guidance

Guidance on the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

Published: 12 Sep 2006
Learning Directorate
Part of:

Guidance for education authorities, parent councils and others on the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006.

86 page PDF

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86 page PDF

962.6 kB

Guidance on the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

86 page PDF

962.6 kB

ISBN 0 7559 5147 6

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Ministerial Foreword

Section A - Introduction
Purpose of the Act
Who should read the guidance?
Status of guidance
Links with other legislation
Transitional arrangements
Further information

Section B - Parental Involvement
Why involve parents?
Who do we mean by parents?
What do we mean by involvement?

Section C - Guidance for Education Authorities
Strategy for parental involvement
Developing the strategy
Issues for the strategy
Equal opportunities
Barriers to parental involvement
Looked after children
Non-resident parents and other parents/carers
Placements outwith the local authority
Pre-school services
Integrated children's services
School standards and performance
Ambitions and objectives for schools
Complaints procedure
Promoting parental involvement
Involvement in own child's learning
Home-school links
Parent Forum
Promoting establishment of Parent Councils
Guidance on preparing a scheme for a Parent Council
Advising and informing Parent Councils
Supporting Parent Councils
Representations from Parent Councils
Parent Councils and appointment of senior staff

Section D - Guidance for Parent Councils
Role of Parent Council
Setting up a Parent Council
Membership of Parent Council
Functions of the Parent Council
Supporting the school
Representing the views of parents
Promoting contact
Carrying out functions
Financial arrangement
Combined Parent Council

Section E - Guidance - Others
Role of headteacher
Role of HMIE

Annex A: Links with Other Legislation and Policy
Annex B: Strategy for Parental Involvement Checklist
Annex C: Handling Complaints

Appendix - Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006


Learning Directorate
Scottish Government
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