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Parental Involvement

The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement Act) 2006 sets out a framework for supporting parental involvement in the education and engagement of their children and the wider school community.

The Education and Learning Directorate supports Parental Involvement and Engagement - If you are a parent/carer or Parent Council and have any questions about what this means for you and your child's learning or if you have a specific question please email

As part of this support we have developed several documents/leaflets by listening to Parents and Parent Councils, but we would also encourage you to work directly with your Parent Council and School to make the most of opportunities in your school for your family.

Information for Parent Councils

Information for Parents/Carers and Parent Councils

* Due to COVID-19 we are not promoting parental volunteering in schools at present. However please contact your Headteacher or Parent Council Chair to see how you might support your school in other ways.

Parent Council Licences for Events

Many Parent Council's run raffles and for these activities you should have a Small Society Lottery licence which is available from the Council for £40 and costs £20 to renew each year.

Apply for a Small Society Lottery license >>

The Council will need to know of any change in contact details, so that they have the right person on record to send renewal letters to.

If you want to serve alcohol at an event, you must have an Occasional Licence from the Council at a cost of £10.

Apply for an Occasional License >>

Information for Home Education

The following educational resource has been created and developed in partnership with Parents and Children who Home Educate.  Please see updated version August 2020.

Have your say

We would like to hear from you on what you are already doing, what works well, what could be better and how you would like to be involved in the future?

You can send any feedback or ideas for future engagement directly to:  Please ensure to include either Parent Voice or Open Forums as your email subject.

Parental Involvement - ask us to look again

We're committed to working with parents and carers to support learning. You can ask us to 'look again' if you're unhappy, concerned or have questions about decisions made around your parental involvement.

Further Information 

Page last updated: 05/11/2020
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