Our Parent Council is a team of parents, carers and community members who support Broughton High School.
Our school values and welcomes the help of parents and other family members. Many can attend meetings to discuss and debate school matters, however, many also engage from afar. Engagement through other methods such as email is equally greatly valued so please get in touch even if you cannot attend meetings.
We need support with school activities and events, and in supporting the management of the school. There are formal and informal ways of helping out.
So, what can you do? You can take part in:
- One of the groups (Management, Fund Raising or Communications)
- Events (planning, running or promoting)
- The 200 club (a monthly cash lottery by joining, running or promoting)
- After-school clubs & Breakfast clubs (running or promoting)
- School trips (planning or attending)
Find out more and sign up for Parent Council news updates on the Parent Council website here: http://broughtonhighpc.org/home
Why do we have a Parent Council?
In May 2006, the Scottish Parliament passed the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act. The Act was introduced to help parents, carers and schools work together as partners in children's learning and had the following three main aims:
- To make it easier for parents to become involved with their child’s education
- To welcome parents as an active participants in the life of the school
- To encourage parents to express their views on the school and education.
In August 2006 parents at BHS successfully established a Parent Council (the representative part of the Parent Forum, the wider body in which all parents and guardians at the school are automatically enrolled). The Parent Council continued the work of the PTA and the Broughton Association whilst attempting to address the aims listed above.
To find out more about Parent Councils in Scotland click here: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/learningteachingandassessment/partnerships/engagingparents/