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Scottish Schools Bill published

The Scottish Executive today published the Scottish Schools
(Parental Involvement) Bill in a bid to make it easier for parents
to get involved with their children’s schooling,
writes Clare Jerrom.

The bill places new duties on ministers and education
authorities to promote parental involvement in education and
introduces new annual reports for parents on the school’s
performance and the headteacher’s ambitions for the
school.

Education minister Peter Peacock said: “Parents have a
vital role in helping strengthen our schools. We know that children
achieve more when their parents support and are involved in their
education. This Bill will make that easier.”

The bill will also give parents the right to raise unresolved
concerns with schools inspectors and parents will be allowed to
choose the best system of parental representation for their
school.

The Bill is available from www.scottish.parliament.uk

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