The Wisdom Warriors
WHAT IS A PARENT COUNCIL? - A parent council is an elected body of parents, teachers and local community members who are interested in the well being of their local school.
WHAT DOES IT DO? - The principal aim of a parent council is to promote the involvement of parents and local communities in the provision of school education.
Along with headteachers and local authorities, Parent Councils share in the running of their school.
DOES THE PARENT COUNCIL HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES? - Parent Councils have a number of responsibilities:
- to promote contact between school, parents and community,
- to find out parents views,
- to report to parents,
- to participate in the selection of senior staff
- To support the school in its work with pupils via consultation of new school
policies/curriculum resources and reporting views to the Headteacher
- To have an active role in how resources are spent within the school
WHO CAN GET INVOLVED? - All parents are member of the wider Parent Forum and as such are entitled to come along to any meeting. The Parent Council is always looking for parents and community members.
WHAT WOULD I HAVE TO DO? - Parent Council members attend regular meetings about four times a year. They are invited to attend awards ceremonies or special events such as the school play