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What do Parent Councils do?

The role of the Parent Council is to:

  • support the school in its work with pupils
  • represent the views of all parents
  • encourage links between the school, parents, pupils, pre-school groups and the wider community
  • report back to all the parents in the school (called the Parent Forum)
  • play a role in the appointment of headteachers and depute headteachers
  • support the school and pupils during school inspections.

Further information on the role of Parent Councils can be found in the guidance for the Parental Involvment Act (download below).

Link: Guidance for Parent Councils