The National Parent Forum Scotland annual conference is taking place this Saturday, 6th October, at Bishopbriggs Academy. There are many workshops covering both parental involvement and practical information about the curriculum for excellence.
The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 explicitly identified non resident parents as a group that the school would have to make efforts to break down barriers to encourage involvement. All the research shows that children do better at school when they are supported by both parents. We have seen few examples of active encouragement.
FNF Scotland encourages non resident parents to become involved in parent councils and other parent forums.
For further information about the conference visit: www.engageforeducation.org