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What is a Parents' Council?

What a Parent Council is…..


•a group led and run by parents, for parents

•a group which reports to the governing body

•a group that is clear about its purpose and decides its own agenda

•a group that can advise the school on parental views

•a forum through which school can consult parents

•a place for parents to learn more about the school

•a place for the school to learn more about parents


… and what it is not


•a body that makes decisions for the school

•a replacement for the governing body

•a replacement for other groups such as the Parent Staff Association (PSA) or the School Council

•a forum for complaints about individual teachers, pupils or parents