Selkirk High School Parent Partnership: SHSPP
Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences on children’s lives. Research shows that when parents are involved in their child’s learning, children do better at school and throughout life.
Because parents have such a vital role to play in their children’s education, the Scottish Parliament has passed a new law called the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006) – to encourage and support more parents to become involved.
The main aims of the Parental Involvement Act are to:
The Parent Partnership at SHS
The Parent Partnership at SHS is far more than a fund-raising body. It actively seeks to engage parents in all aspects of school improvement. Current areas of activity include:
Message from our SHSPP Chair, Duncan Bury:
“Our aim is in line with Scotland’s national action plan on parental involvement, parental engagement, family learning and learning at home. That is, in summary, to get parents as involved as possible in the education of their children both within school and outwith school.
This needs to be driven by Parents and Teachers and most importantly by the pupils themselves. In the 21 years (and ongoing)
I have had children going through the Scottish Education system one thing has struck me. Every child is capable and every parent can support their child but it’s not always easy! We just have to work out how.
In the coming year it is our intention to move the Parent Partnership towards being an innovative, and sometimes challenging, partner of the school. If you need support, have an idea or want to be involved, please join us at the SHSPP or get in touch through the school office or directly with me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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