The membership of the Parent Council comprises of parents who have a majority and co-opted members chosen to represent the school and the community. (e.g. staff and pupils)
West Lothian Councillors, representatives of the Authority and Head Teachers have a right to attend meetings, but cannot be members of the council.
Parent Councils have a variety of duties and functions including communication with parents, monitoring school areas such as budget, premises and staffing and taking part in the appointment of senior staff of a school. The Council is expected to produce an annual report to the parents highlighting its work over the previous 12 months. A booklet detailing the functions, membership of and regulations governing Parent Councils is available from the Education Office.
The Chair of the council is elected annually and a parent can serve on the council for up to four years before coming up for re-election. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month during term time.
Chair of the Inveralmond’s Parent Council 2012/2013 is:-
Chairperson – Mr N MacLennan
Vice chairperson – Mrs J Hunter
The detailed membership of the Parent Council is available from the school office and the chair can be contacted c/o Inveralmond Community High School.
Parents of students starting their first year at Inveralmond will be invited to a parents’ meeting before the summer in which their child starts.
For each year in the school we try to organise a parents’ meeting usually after the reports have been issued.
It is also school policy to contact parents should any problems arise relating to their child. This contact is usually made through the Guidance Staff or Head of House.
Parents are also encouraged to contact the school should they wish to discuss any matter relating to their children.
Members of staff are very willing to meet parents whenever their teaching commitments allow.