We have a strong relationship with parents and carers in Glasgow. We recognise the vital role that parents and carers play in the education of their children and the life of our schools. This strategy sets out the ways in which the Council will support and encourage parental involvement in children's learning and the work of our service.
It will build on the work done since the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act was introduced in 2006.
We have Parent Councils in almost all schools. They have a key role to play in promoting more parents to become involved in the life of the school and their child's learning. Glasgow City Council aims to have a Parent Council in every school. The support offered includes:
Specific training to allow Parent Council members to be involved in the recruitment of head teachers and deputes
All staff and parents should work in partnership to develop appropriate opportunities for effective parental involvement in the learning of children and young people. This partnership working should continue to seek new ways of encouraging and developing parental interest, leading to more effective home-school communication.
An action plan will be prepared in consultation with parents and school staff to ensure that our strategy makes a difference. Occasional surveys and focus groups will be used to monitor progress of the plan. The strategy will be reviewed on an annual basis.