Parents to be made part of decisions

Two parents could be appointed to Dumfries and Galloway’s education committee after councillors agreed to suggestions this week.

At a meeting of the committee on in Dumfries Wednesday, a report recommended the council seek to appoint the parents in line with The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006.

This act requires Scottish ministers and education authorities to promote involving parents in children’s education at publicly funded schools.

Councillor Jeff Lever, chairman of the education committee, said after Wednesday’s meeting: “Children, young people and their families should be involved in decisions that affect them.

“Our council is committed to giving a range of opportunities for them to be involved in setting policies and delivering services. Parent councils have a very important role in delivering education across our region.”