Category Archives: Parent Council

National Parent Forum of Scotland

Information received from Carol Snow, East Lothian Rep, NPFS for sharing with parent forum:

NPFS Annual Conference Report
Update from Scottish Government on taking forward the Wood Commission Recommendations

Here is a link to our new Pathways Nutshell which was launched on 31 October:

http://www.npfs.org.uk/learning-pathways/
and the press release:
http://www.npfs.org.uk/2014/10/31/2247/

For primary Parent Councils –

Here is a link to the new guidance on determining primary school capacity –
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0046/00461513.pdf

Homework Policy

The Parent Council regularly consults and listens to parents on a wide variety of issues.  Analysis of the feedback received identified homework as a topic frequently raised by a wide cross section of parents. To follow up on this the Parent Council undertook a detailed internet based survey of parents to better understand the issues and over the last year has consulted widely with parents on this topic at all opportunities. Following a review of the feedback from these consultations, the key findings were discussed with the school.  Continue reading Homework Policy