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Parent Council

Parent Councils are the formal representative body for parents with children attending school. Parent Councils are different in each school to enable them to meet the needs of parents locally. Parents are welcome to be:

  • involved with their child’s education and learning;

  • be active participants in the life of the school; and

  • express their views on school education generally and work in partnership with their children's school.


All parents/carers are automatically members of the Parent Forum at their child’s school. As a member of the Parent Forum all parents can expect to:


  • receive information about the school and its activities

  • hear about what partnership with parents means in the school

  • be invited to be involved in ways and times that suit them

  • identify issues they want the Parent Council to work on with the school

  • be asked their opinion by the Parent Council on issues relating to the school and the education it provides

  • work in partnership with staff; and

  • enjoy taking part in the life of the school in whatever way possible

Parent Forum

The Parent Forum decides how their representatives on the Parent Council are chosen and how the Parent Council operates. Parents are encouraged to volunteer or put themselves forward to be chosen as representatives of the Parent Council if they wish.

The main aims of the Parent Council are to:

  • support the school in its work with pupils

  • represent the views of parents Page 24 of 75 Belmont Academy School Handbook Session 2022 - 2023

  • promote contact between the school, parents, pupils, providers of early years education and the community

  • report to the Parent Forum

  • be involved in the appointment of senior promoted staff; and

  • raise funds for the school for the benefit of pupils (in some schools the PTA/PA fulfils this role)


For more information on parental involvement or to find out about parents as partners in their children’s learning, please contact the school or visit the Parentzone website at


Our Parent Council is very active and fully support and challenge the school community. We have also worked together on the school improvement plan and there is currently a lot of discussion around how we can connect more with our local communities particularly the further away communities such as Tarbolton. We also consult with the council and we are exploring ways of consulting with our wider parent body: so please get involved in shaping the future of our school.


Our chairperson is Ms Susan Bell and she can be contacted through the school email address.


We meet on the last Wednesday of every month.


National Parent Forum of Scotland -

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been set up to give Parent Councils and parents an opportunity to discuss and raise educational issues of mutual interest or concerns at a national level.

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