Renfrewshire Council

Parent councils

Every parent of a pupil attending school is automatically a member of the parent forum for that school (parent includes guardians, carers, and anyone who has care of the child or young person).

The parent forum can then choose to be represented by a parent council.

The role of a parent council is to:

  • support the school in its work with pupils;
  • encourage parents to get involved in their children's learning and education;
  • encourage links between the school, parents, pupils, pre-school groups and the wider community, and
  • represent the views of parents and report back to the parent forum.

For more information, contact your local school or look at the Parentzone section of the Education Scotland website.

The head teacher is the first point of contact for information on parent councils.

Parent council liaison meetings

Regular meetings take place between representatives from Renfrewshire's parent councils, staff from Children's Services, and the Convener of the Education and Children's Services Policy Board.

All parent forum members from all Renfrewshire schools are invited to attend.