Review of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement Act) 2006: A Call for Evidence

Overview

The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) are conducting a review on behalf of Scottish Ministers into the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 and surrounding policy framework on involving and engaging parents. 

This review aims to:

  • identify and celebrate what has been achieved in 10 years, ie. to identify “what works” and what has worked over the last 10 years
  • consider the impact of the Parental Involvement Act and the extent to which it has achieved it original aims under the three strands of the legislative and policy framework – Learning at Home, Home/School Partnership and Parental Representation
  • take account of more recent developments including the renewed emphasis on raising attainment and closing the gap, the National Improvement Framework, Scottish Attainment Challenge and innovative models of parent involvement – and consider how policy and practice should respond to these priorities in future
  • make recommendations to Scottish Ministers on the future policy and legal framework on parental engagement

 

The NPFS are keen to consider views from a wide range of stakeholders and issued three separate Calls for Evidence at the end of September:

  • A Call to Parent Councils – deadline 31st October
  • A Call to parents, families and carers – deadline 31st October
  • A Call to educationalists, professionals and organisations – deadline 6th November

Parents, Carers and family members are invited to click on the link below to send their views:

http://www.npfs.org.uk/2016/09/06/parent_call/

Parent Councils are invited to click on the link below:

http://www.npfs.org.uk/2016/09/01/parent-councils-we-want-your-views/

Organisations and professionals are invited to click on the link below

http://www.npfs.org.uk/2016/09/21/scottish-schools-parental-involvement-act-2006-a-call-for-evidence-from-educationalists-and-organisations-with-education-and-families-remit/

For more information go to the National Parent Forum website at:

http://www.npfs.org.uk/

Contact

0131 313 8842

Key Dates

Status: Closed

Ran from 26 Sep 2016 to 6 Nov 2016

Other Information

Audience:

  • People of Scotland,
  • Education authorities,
  • Teachers and other school staff

Interests:

  • Children and Families,
  • Communities and Third Sector,
  • Education,
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights