Parent Council and Parent Forum

What is the Parent Forum?

All parents, carers or guardians who have a child at Strone Primary School are automatically members of the Parent Forum.

As a member of the Parent Forum you can expect

o    To receive information about what your child is learning

o    To get advice/help on how you can support your child’s learning

o    To receive information about the school and its activities

o    Hear more about what partnership with parents means in your school

o    Have a say in electing a Parent Council to work on behalf of all the parents at the school

o    Be invited to be involved in ways and times that suit you

o    Be asked your opinion by the Parent Council on issues relating to the school and the education it provides

o    To work in partnership with staff

 

Strone Parent Council

 

Chairperson: Mrs Norma O'Grady and Ms Shel-Leanne Stevely

Treasurer: Mr Fraser Smith

Members: Mrs Helen Armitage, Ms Donna Carlin, Ms Michelle Campbell.

 

What is a Parent Council?

The Parent Council is a group of parents selected by members of the Parent Forum to represent all the parents of children at the school.

o    Parent Councils are flexible groups and the Parent Forum can decide on the type of group it wants to represent their views and reflect their school.

o    A Parent Council is a statutory body and has the right to information and advice on matters that affect children’s education.

o    Parents and Parent Councils can expect to influence decisions, to be listened to and to be taken seriously.

o    Parent Councils play an active role in supporting parental involvement in the work and life of the school, while also providing opportunities for parents to express their views on children’s education and learning.

 

What is the aim and purpose of the Parent Council?

o    To support the school in its work with pupils

o    Encourage links between school, parents, pupils, pre-school groups and the local community.

o    Collate and represent parents’ views to the Head Teacher, education authority and HMIE.

o    Report back to the Parent Forum

o    Fundraising

o    Organising events

o    Being involved in the appointment of senior staff.