About the Parent Council

What are Parent Councils ?

The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 gave parents the right to receive information about their children’s education as well as to be represented by Parent Councils. The act recognises that parents have a vital role to play in their children’s education and so aims to make it easier for parents to become involved with their school. Parent Councils replaced School Boards.

A Parent Council is a group of parents who represent all the parents and carers of children at a school. It is established by a school’s Parent Forum. All parents and carers at a school are automatically members of the Parent Forum.

A Parent Council can have the head teacher of the school, other teaching and/or community staff and senior students as members. It can also co-opt members from the local community.

What does the Parent Council do ?

The main aim of the Parent Council is to provide the link between all parents and carers and their children and the school’s management, teaching and community staff. You can discover more about Balerno High School Parent Council’s objectives by reading our constitution. You can also see the kind of topics covered at our meetings here.

If there are any issues you don’t want to take to school staff directly, you can channel your comments and/or concerns through us. We are always happy to hear from you. You can contact us through Facebook and Twitter and you can e-mail us at balernohspc@gmail.com