Consultation over a fresh guidance document on the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act

Parents know their children best and children do better when parents are involved and engaged with their learning.

In 2006 the Scottish Parliament passed the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act. This important law sets out how schools and councils must work to support parents to be involved in the life and work of our schools and in their children’s learning.

Over the past year, the Scottish Government have been working with a number of people to update, strengthen and make the guidance clearer.

The Scottish Government are now asking for your views and feedback on a fresh guidance document.

The Scottish Government is running a full public consultation on the guidance between 24 January 2020 and 30 April 2020.  They want to hear from anyone who has an interest in engaging and involving parents in schools and their children’s learning – and that includes parents themselves.

Here you can find the draft guidance and an online questionnaire to gather your views.

For more information on the public consultation and how you can be involved in this, please contact: parental.involvment@gov.scot