The Parent Council is the formal body which represents all parents and carers of pupils at Dalkeith High School. The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 makes provision for all parents to be members of the Parent Forum at a school, and to have their views represented to the school, education authority and others, through a representative Parent Council for the school.
The Act aims to help all parents to be:
- involved in their child’s education and learning
- welcomed as active participants in the life of the school
- encouraged to express their views on school education generally and work in partnership with the school.
Midlothian Council has developed guidance for Parent Councils, including a support pack to assist with the establishment of a Parent Council.
All meetings of the Parent Council are open to any parent and dates of the meetings will be published in the school newsletters, posted on the school website and advertised on Twitter.
Parent Teacher Association
Our PTA is a less formal body which supports the school at a number of events during the school year. Fund-raising occasions have included quizzes, fashion shows and even a Strictly Dalkeith-style. Through the commitment and dedication of the parents who involve themselves in the wider life of the school, funds are raised annually and donated to the Pupil Voice. These funds are then disbursed in the best interests of our young people.
Contact details for the Parent Council and PTA office bearers are:
Parent Council Chair: Caroline Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Council Secretary: Deborah Slater email@example.com
T: 0131 663 3853
Parent Council Treasurer: Anne Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA contact: Jane Richardson email@example.com
Download: The Role of the Parent Council
Download: Parent Council Welcome Pack