Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act

​​​​The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 places a responsibility on local authorities to improve parental involvement in three ways - learning at home, home/school partnerships and parental representation.

Learning at Home

The Parental Involvement Act recognises the vital role that parents play in children's learning and development, and aims to encourage parents to develop their children's learning at home and in the community.

Home-school partnership

The Act reflects the shared role and responsibility that schools, parents and carers have in working together to educate children.

Across Scotland, parents have been building closer links with schools over the last few years.

  • Denny High School has a good example of how parents and schools developed a culture of working together at secondary level.

Parental involvement documents from the Scottish Government

Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 Guidance - ​Guidance for local authorities, Parent Councils and others on the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006.

Making t​he difference - A law to support parents to become involved and engaged in their children’s learning.​
A parent-friendly leaflet designed to highlight the difference that parents can make by getting involved in their child's education and school life.