The formal bit:
Parental Involvement Act 2006
The Act makes it a top priority for every education authority and every school to support the involvement of parents:
- At home – by providing them with information on what their children are learning at school and how this can best be supported at home.
- Through school – by providing them with opportunities to contribute to the life of the school eg. by helping out in the classroom, on school trips and at school events.
- In a more formal way – by helping them to decide what kind of parent group the school should have.
All parents/carers are members of the Parent Forum.
What does being a member of the Parent Forum mean?
As a member you can expect to:
- Get information about what your child is learning
- Get information about events and activities at the school
- Get advice/help on how you can support your child’s learning
- Be told about opportunities to be involved in the school
- Have a say in selecting a Parent Council to work on behalf of parents at your school
At Firrhill High School, a new Parent Council was formed in September 2007. The Parent Council meets regularly and supports the delivery of a high quality educational experience for pupils within the school.