Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act

The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 places a responsibility on local authorities to improve parental involvement in three ways - learning at home, home-school partnerships and parental representation.

Learning at Home

The Parental Involvement Act recognises the vital role that parents play in children's learning and development, and aims to encourage parents to develop their children's learning at home and in the community.

Home-school partnership

The Act reflects the shared role and responsibility that schools, parents and carers have in working together to educate children.

Across Scotland, parents have been working together in partnership with early learning and childcare settings and schools to improve outcomes for children.

Parental involvement documents from the Scottish Government

Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 Guidance - Guidance for local authorities, Parent Councils and practitioners.