Holyrood Secondary Parent Council
The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 attempts to encourage more parents and carers to participate in the life of the school, than do at present.
The main aims of the Act are to:
- Help parents become more involved with their child’s education and learning
- Welcome parents as active participants in the life of the school
- Provide easier ways for parents to express their views and wishes.
As a result of this change in legislation, the School Board was disbanded at the end of June 2007 and the new Holyrood Parent Council formed.
In summary, the agreed objectives of the Holyrood Parent Council will be:
- to promote partnership between the school its pupils, all parents and the Catholic Church to ensure that all pupils develop their full potential leading to their lifelong activities being guided by the Holy Spirit and presence of Christ in the service of God and others;
- to work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming community which is inclusive for all partners;
- to develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of all pupils;
- to identify and represent the views of parents on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils; The membership will be a minimum of five parents of children attending the school.
The purpose of the "Role of the Parent Council" is provided for your guidance.
Parents are defined as:
non-resident parents who are liable to maintain or have parental responsibilities for a child
carers who can be parents
others with parental responsibilities, e.g. foster parents, relatives and friends who are caring for children under supervision arrangements
close relatives, such as siblings or grandparents caring for children who are not looked after or are under home supervision arrangements.