National Parent Forum of Scotland

Would you like to join a focus group to discuss the future of Education in Scotland?

24 November 2022: We have space for 50 parents/carers to join the National Discussion 7-9 pm Monday 28 November in the Library in Liberton High School. 

For more details or to book your place email the National Parent Forum of Scotland.

Email the National Parent Forum of Scotland

There is more background on the National Discussion at the link below:

The National Discussion

The National Discussion focus group

The event is hosted by:

  • Stephen Kelly – Senior Education Officer, City of Edinburgh Council
  • Naomi Barton – Edinburgh Rep for National Parent Forum of Scotland

The 2 hour event will include 2 things:

  1. an opportunity to hear about the vision for Education in Edinburgh and
  2. participate in the National Discussion questions

Event details

  • Venue – Library, Liberton High School, Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7PT
  • Time – 7-9pm
  • Date – Monday 28 November 2022

If you are unable to attend but you want us to pass on your views, please email the National Parent Forum of Scotland.

Email the National Parent Forum of Scotland

National Parent Forum of Scotland events

18 November 2022: The National Parent Forum of Scotland has just announced some events that parents may be interested to attend.

All the info is available at the links below:

23 November 2022 – Review of Qualifications Focus Group for Gaelic Medium

24 November 2022 – Review of Qualifications Focus Group for Home Educators

28 November 2022 – Q & A Session about the Qualification Review

1 December 2022 – Review of Qualifications and Assessment of Focus Group for ASN

Updates from the National Parent Forum and Connect

Posted 8 October 2020

National Parent Forum

The National Parent Forum held its AGM on Saturday19 September 2020 and hosted a Q&A meeting with Depute First Minister John Swinney.

A report of the meeting is available on the Forum website

Read the latest newsletter from the National Parent Forum


Sessions for parents and parent groups from Connect

The October 2020 programme of free sessions for parents and parent groups from Connect (formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council) is now available.

Connect October programme

The calendar has full details of sessions and booking links.  Places are free but booking is essential. 

Sessions include:

  • Constitutions for Parent Councils/PTAs
  • Parent Councils – What’s Our Role Now
  • Social and Fundraising Events 
  • Online Meetings and AGMs
  • Sharing Ideas and Plans

Connect has also conducted a survey asking about children’s experiences back at school.  What’s changed?  Are communications going well?  Have blended learning plans been shared? 

Read more news from Connect on their website.

Connect

Updates from the National Parent Forum of Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council

Posted 25 August 2020

National Parent Forum of Scotland

The latest newsletter from the National Parent Forum of Scotland is available.

National Parent of Scotland newsletter 

There is an NPFS hosted Q&A Session with the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, on 10 September and information on the event and the link to email questions is in the attached newsletter.


City of Edinburgh Council NE/SE Locality Meetings

Edinburgh Council is running regular locality meetings (bringing secondary and primary school Parent Council reps from their cluster areas together with Council officials and Headteachers). 

The first meeting was held on 4 August, and focussed on Health & Safety and Health & Wellbeing.

Back to school resilience – City of Edinburgh Council

The second meeting on 18 August focussed on Equalities, Equity and Inclusion and the minutes are now available.

Minutes of meeting 18 August 2020

The third meeting will focus on Teaching, Learning (including Digital) & Assessment and will take place on 9 September and the slides and links will be uploaded once available.