Supporting the Parent Forum for the benefit of everyone at Linlithgow Academy
The Scottish Schools (Parent Involvement) Act 2006 makes provision for the involvement of parents in their children's education and in school education generally. The Act also outlines the establishment of a Parent Council made up of parents representing the views of the Parent Forum as a whole.
Who are the Parent Forum? All parents, carers or guardians who have a child at Linlithgow Academy are members of the Parent Forum. Everyone is invited to attend meetings and all contributions are welcomed. Agendas, minutes and a copy of the constitution can be found below.
What is the Parent Council? The Parent Council represents the voice of the Parent Forum. It promotes communication, school improvement and partnership. Every parent/carer with a child at Linlithgow Academy is a member of the Parent Forum and can ask about joining Parent Council. The structure and composition of the Linlithgow Academy Parent Council is detailed in the Linlithgow Academy Parent Council.
What are the aims of the Parent Council? The Linlithgow Academy Parent Council plays an active role in supporting parental involvement in the work and the life of Linlithgow Academy. Key aims for Linlithgow Academy Parent Council are:
a) to promote close co-operation and communication between parents and school staff
b) to promote equality, diversity, inclusion and fairness
c) to study and discuss matters of mutual interest relating to the education and welfare of pupils
d) to engage in activities which support and advance the education and welfare of pupils attending the school
Who attends the meetings? The meetings are a mixture of Parent Council members, co-opted members and invited attendees such as the Head Teacher, Pupil Council representatives and staff representatives. All members of the Parent Forum are welcome to attend.
How can I get in touch? You can contact the Parent Council either by using the link at the bottom of this page or at email@example.com. You can also follow us at Linlithgow Academy Parent Council Facebook page.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Thursday 11th March 2021
Meetings for the 2020/21 School Year are provisionally* scheduled as follows:
- Term 1 - Tuesday 27 October
- Term 1 - Monday 7 December
- Term 2 - Thursday 28 January
- Term 2 - Thursday 11 March
- Term 3 - Wednesday 5 May
- Term 3 - Tuesday 8 June
At 7pm in the Conference Room. During Covid-19 restrictions other arrangements will be implemented as required. All members of the Parent Forum are very welcome.
*2020/21 meeting dates are currently provisional due to Covid-19 restrictions. Updates will be posted on this page.
The AGM DRAFT MINUTES & ANNUAL REPORT 30 SEPTEMBER 2020
Vacancies on the Parent Council are filled at the AGM. Please take this chance to get involved. If you would like to join the Parent Council, please put your name forward by email or in person at the AGM. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org