Friday, September 30, 2005

Parent Power

The new "Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill" has been published on the Scottish Parliament website, and starts its legislative progress. A Scottish Executive news story gives some background.

It would change the current structure of School Boards, and give flexibility for new forums in which parents could be represented in school life. Not everyone likes this, as a BBC story "Chalk flies in parent power clash" points out.

There seems to be broad acknowledgement of the importance of parents being actively involved with their children's learning, but many parents are not convinced that formal representative bodies of any kind make a big difference. Me, I'm lucky. There's a vibrant Parent Teacher Assocation at the excellent local primary school, and I'm grateful for all they do.

But maybe not all of you can say that...

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