The National Parent Forum Annual Conference is taking place on Saturday 10 March in Edinburgh from 10am to 3.30pm. Speakers include John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education Skills.
Review of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006
Ten years ago the Scottish Parliament passed a law to ensure that parents can be fully involved in their children’s schooling. This was to help parents be involved with their child’s education and learning, feel welcomed to take part in the life of the school, and to be encouraged to express their views, on their school and working together with the school.
This review asks for your opinion on the impact, successes and shortfalls of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. This includes looking at how well schools involve parents in what they do, and finding ideas to develop ways to better involve parents in the life and work of their schools. It is also hoped that it will inspire everyone to look at the most effective way of helping parents support children in Scottish schools.
Today they are launching our Call for Evidence. A ‘Call for Evidence’ is a way to ask the public what they think, gather information on what issues exist, and suggest ways of dealing with them. This call for evidence asks for your views as a parent. It asks for your opinion on the impact, successes and failings of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. This includes looking at how well schools involve parents in what they do, and finding ideas to develop ways to better involve parents in the life and work of their schools.
All of the information, including a link to the online survey, and downloadable paper copies can be found here. The survey will close on October 31st.
If you are a member of your school's parent council, you can find designated parent council information and survey here .
Skills in a Nut Shell
The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce.They have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of our successful "in a nutshell" series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015. This new nutshell will supply parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signpost them to where they can get some more information if they need it.This nutshell has been produced in hard copy with one for each child in primary, secondary and ASN schools and deliveries will start w/c 11-1-16. The link to the nutshell on the NPFS website is http://www.npfs.org.uk/career-education-a-world-of-possibilities/
The National Parent Forum of Scotland is a very helpful website containing relevant, informative and current information for parents. Please click on the link to be directed to the website.