The National Parent Forum of Scotland
Welcome to the National Parent Forum of Scotland online discussion.
*UPDATED: The pre-conference discussion has now closed but the discussion is available here as an archive.*
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“I am delighted to open the NPFS online discussion on Engage for Education. Parents are key partners in the successful delivery of Curriculum for Excellence and we simply cannot achieve the best possible outcomes for all our children and young people without effective parental involvement in learning and in the life of the school. I am keen to ensure that parents get the information they want about the new curriculum, and to hear from as many parents and carers as possible. I will ensure that your questions will be answered by myself and my Ministerial colleagues.”
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
“As Chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS), I am excited about opening this first ever Scottish online parents conference on Curriculum for Excellence. The NPFS wanted give parents who can’t come along to our Conference on 1 October, a chance to get their questions answered, or a chance to tell us their experiences. The Forum parent reps are involved because we know how important education is to our children and we want to make a difference. We hope parents across Scotland, and beyond, will take advantage of this opportunity.”
Iain Ellis, Chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland
We are grateful to the following for agreeing to take part in the discussions throughout the week:
Mike Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
Angela Constance, Minister for Children and Young People
Dr Alasdair Allan, Minster for Learning and Skills
Terry Lanagan, representative of Association of Directors of Education and Director, West Dunbartonshire
Ken Muir, Chief Inspector, Education Scotland
Kathryn Farrow, as Chair of the Scottish Parental Involvement Officers Network (the Local Authority Network for Parental Involvement Officers)
Lorraine Sanda, National Parental Involvement Officer, Scottish Government
Scottish Qualifications Authority
A different ‘prompt’ question will start the debate each day although you are very welcome to post your general education-related questions and suggestions. Questions and comments will also be fed into the conference on October 1.
Day 1: 26 September
What are your priorities for your child[ren], for schools and for education in 21st century Scotland? How do you think you can help to deliver them? How do you think parents and parent councils can best contribute towards enhancing children’s learning experiences?
Day 2: 27 September
A new national inspection regime for schools, their partners and local authorities is being introduced. What do you think would improve outcomes for children and young people?
Day 3: 28 September
What do you think parent councils and schools can do to ensure that all parents and children feel welcomed, comfortable and included in the school community?
Day 4: 29 September
What are your child[ren]‘s suggestions for improving their schools and their learning experiences?
Day 5: 30 September
What is on your mind? Open discussion about education, schools and wider learning opportunities.
The online discussion took place from 26 – 30 September. Comments are now closed.
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