Category Archives: Parental engagement

National Parent Forum of Scotland

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

This is posted on behalf of the National Parent Forum of Scotland

Ensuring parent voices are heard in Scottish education

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

  • is a voluntary organisation providing an independent voice for parents / carers on education
  • builds partnerships at national and local levels
  • communicates with parents and Parent Councils through a network of parent volunteers from each local authority area
  • has parent representatives on national committees and working groups to make sure the parent perspective is taken account of.

Communication is important to us!

So that we can keep you in touch with what we are doing and seek your views on important issues affecting your child’s education, please email your contact details to enquiries@parentforumscotland.org, giving your name, your child(ren’s) school and year group, your local authority area and your role (if any) on your school’s parent council.  This information will only be used by the National Parent Forum of Scotland.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Visit our website on www.parentforumscotland,org, email us at enquiries@parentforumscotland.org or follow us on twitter@parentforumscot

World Record Attempt

This Wednesday lunchtime (12th Oct at 12:50pm), the children
will be taking part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the
most people doing star jumps at the same time! This is a worldwide event,
promoted by Michelle Obama, and will involve 20,000 participants across the
world star-jumping for one minute. We will be jumping to music in the back
playground, and it’s a case of the more the merrier, so parents and siblings
are welcome to join us, to take part or just watch.

There is more information at http://www.ngkids.co.uk/cool_stories/1715/let_s_jump_

Opportunities to get involved

There are many ways that parents/carers can become involved in school.  We have a few opportunities open at the moment:

Mentor for Junior Road Safety Officers

Two of our P7 pupils are JRSOs and are seeking an adult who could meet with them about once a month to discuss what they are doing, help them to keep in touch with our link person in Lothian and Borders Police, provide encouragement and take an interest in their activities.

We are looking for parent representatives to sit on the Health Working Group and Rights Respecting Schools Working Group.  These groups are working on aspects of our development plan.  No prior knowledge is necessary and further details can be obtained from Mrs Wareham.

Active Schools volunteers

Our Active School co-ordinator is always on the lookout for parents/carers to help with a range of active after school activities.  A comprehensive training programme is on offer.

Involvement in self-evaluation exercises

As a school we are continually striving to improve the quality of the service we deliver.  If you would like to join in with some of our self-evaluation exercises please get in touch.

Thank you.

Curriculum night

Curriculum night will be held on Wednesday 14th September 2011 at 7pm.  The first part of the evening is a chance to meet your child’s teacher for this session and hear about what they will be learning in the coming weeks and months.  The second part is an opportunity for you to see some maths in action and try out activities for yourself with the maths roadshow in the hall.

Letters have been sent home by email and school bags.