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What is the Parents Forum at South Parks Primary School?

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

The Parent Council is a group that is selected to work on behalf of all parents on educational matters that are of importance to all. They do not get involved in individual matters relating to pupils, families or school staff. It may be possible to draw a general issue for consideration by the Parent Council from a specific concern without making reference to the specific concern.

What does the Parents Forum do?

Under the 2006 legislation the role of the Parent Council is to:

  • Support the school in its work with pupils

  • Represent the views of all parents and carers

  • Encourage links between the school, parents, carers, pupils and the wider community

Parent Councils are designed to be flexible and to ensure that they can effectively represent their own school community and interests.