What is the Parent Council?
Parent Councils assist parents and carers to become more actively involved in their children's education. Parent Councils were established under the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 in an attempt to involved a wider range of parents/carers than previously under the 'old' School Boards, in recognition of the important role that parents/carers play in their child's learning and in the life of a school.
Dunfermline High School Parent Council is comprised of parents and carers of pupils within the school. It works in partnership with the school and parents on matters affecting the education and welfare of pupils.
For the current session the Parent Council office bearers are as follows:
Chairman: Roland Robertson
Clerk: Linda McCormack
The Parent Council also has representation from the Pupil Council by senior pupils, teachers at DHS, Local Councillors and the Rector, who has a right and a duty to attend the Parent Council meetings in an advisory role.
2017- 2018 Meeting Dates:
28 August 2017 - AGM
25 Sept 2017
6 Nov 2017
11 Dec 2017
19 Feb 2018
26 March 2018
21 May 2018
18 June 2018
The Chairman, Roland Robertson, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively correspondence can be posted to the school addressed to Roland Robertson, Parent Council Chairman, Dunfermline High School, Jennie Rennies Road, Dunfermline KY11 3BQ. Additionally the parent council can be contacted via Facebook on www.facebook.com/groups/dhsparentcouncil
Any parent/carer can attend a Parent Council meeting, but if not elected at the AGM the parent/carer is an observer at the meeting and would not be able to participate in discussion or to vote on any issue.
Only general items relating to the running of the school, school or education policies, local community etc will be discussed at the Parent Council e.g. homework policies, school uniform, school buses etc. Issues about individual pupils, families or teachers will not be discussed and should be referred to the Rector or Guidance Staff, as appropriate.
Minutes of the previous meeting will be posted on the school website once they have been accepted as a true and correct minute of the Parent Council. All matters discussed at Parent Council meetings are confidential until the minutes are made public.