Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

The Parental Involvement Bill received Royal assent in June 2006 and is now an Act of the Scottish Parliament.

The Act aims to help parents to be:

  • Involved with their child’s education and learning
  • Welcomed as an active participant in the life of the school
  • Encouraged to express their views on school education generally

The Act places a duty on local authorities to:

  • Involve parents in their own child’s education, and that provided by a school to its pupils generally
  • Strengthen parent’s rights – as individuals and collectively
  • Give advice and information to parents in respect of their own child
  • Promote the establishment of the Parent Councils in schools and support their operation
  • Establish a complaints procedures for their duties under the Act

Research shows that when parents are involved in their child’s learning, children do better at school and throughout life. As part of Inverclyde’s continuing commitment to close partnership with parents we want to support parents in becoming involved in any way they can be.