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.
Education Services have prepared several documents to support parental involvement and engagement, including a draft Parental Involvement and Engagement Strategy, Communications Framework and a Scheme for Establishment which are open for consultation over the next few months.
Why we are consulting
The purpose of the Strategy and Framework documents are to provide all schools and early years centres with a coherent and supportive framework, through which they can engage with and encourage parents to participate in the education of their children.
We are consulting to provide parents and guardians the opportunity to work with us in creating these documents. Our approach is to support parental involvement and engagement through collaboration, not just consultation. The purpose of the scheme of establishment is to support parent councils in our schools.
Have your say
Along with any feedback you may have on these key documents we would also 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: Educationsupport@dumgal.gov.uk
Please ensure to include either Parent Voice or Open Forums as your email subject.
As part of the consultation we are hosting 5 open forums where you can come along, view these documents and other support material for parents, discuss and provide feedback. Open forums are being held throughout the region:
- Monday 12 November - 3.30pm to 5pm at Stranraer Academy
- Wednesday 21 November - 6pm to 7.30pm at Annan Academy
- Thursday 22 November - 3.30pm to 5pm at Dalry Academy
- Monday 26 November - 3.30pm to 5pm at Kirkcudbright Academy
- Call: 030 33 33 3000
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.