OLDMACHAR PARENT COUNCIL
The role of the Parent Council is to:
• Support the school in its work with our children
• Encourage parents to get involved in their children’s learning and education
• Encourage parents to participate in the life of the school
• Represent the views of parents and report back to the parent forum.
Every parent of a pupil attending Oldmachar is automatically a member of the parent forum. The Parent Council represents all parents, carers, guardians or anyone having duty of care of a child or young person.
The Parent Council meets on a Tuesday evening six times during term time. All members of the parent forum are welcome to the meetings and these usually consist of the parent council members together with the Head Teacher and representatives from staff and elected council members. Please check our calendar for upcoming meetings.
All parents’ views matter, and we would like the Parent Council meetings to be where parents’ and carers feel confident and comfortable putting these forward. When parents and carers are consulted, or surveys completed we want this to feed in to development and improvement of the school.
We want to develop a stronger voice for the wider parent forum, through the Parent Council meetings, parent surveys and ensure that parents' views are listened to and taken into account. We want to continue to ensure that the Parent Council and the school have a positive working partnership.
For more information on the Oldmachar Academy Parent Council please contact the school office in the first instance who will direct your call appropriately. For general information about the role of parent councils, there is some good information on the Parentzone section of the Education Scotland website.