The Scottish Government has made a commitment to update, strengthen and modernise the guidance on the role parents, schools and education authorities must play in ensuring all parents are fully involved and engaged in their children’s learning and in the life and work of our schools, as part of its joint Scottish Government / Convention of Scottish Local Authorities “Learning Together” Action Plan.
A full public consultation on the draft on the updated guidance, is running from Friday 24 January 2020 to Thursday 30 April 2020.
The refreshed statutory guidance and associated consultation questionnaire can be accessed at: https://consult.gov.scot/learning-directorate/parental-involvement-act/
ACC Helpline number 01224 523322
Scottish Welfare Fund Crisis line number 0800 030 4713
At Abbotswell School we understand that parents may have concerns about their child from time to time. If you do have a concern, the class teacher should be contacted in the first instance. You can contact your child’s teacher by either putting your concern in writing or by telephoning the school to make an appointment. If you feel that your concerns have not been addressed, then you should contact the Head Teacher for further advice. Please see below, a statement from Aberdeen City Council regarding complaints:
Aberdeen City Council recognises the vital role that parents play in supporting their children’s learning and is committed to fostering positive relationships with parents. No matter how strong partnerships are, or how good our policies are sometimes things can still go wrong and there may be occasions when parents wish to express unhappiness or dissatisfaction with Council services, policies or staff behaviour.
ADDITIONAL WEB LINKS
Parent Zone Education Scotland: Parentzone aims to develop partnerships between parents and schools. Find out how parents can support their child’s education in Scotland.
Aberdeen City Council: Offering a wide range of information and services for residents, businesses and visitors.Aberdeen is a thriving, cosmopolitan port in the North-east of Scotland.
Family Information Service: Information on services for children and young people.
Parent Pages: The national directory of services aimed at parents.
DirectGov: The latest and widest range of public service information from the UK government.
Parents’ Resources: Articles written by practising teachers designed to help with the education of your child.
BBC Adult Learning: Lots of information about getting into learning.
Priory Group: UK mental health care provider- How to explain anxiety to your child