Review of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement Act) 2006: A Call for Evidence

Closed 6 Nov 2016

Opened 26 Sep 2016


The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) are conducting a review on behalf of Scottish Ministers into the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 and surrounding policy framework on involving and engaging parents. 

This review aims to:

  • identify and celebrate what has been achieved in 10 years, ie. to identify “what works” and what has worked over the last 10 years
  • consider the impact of the Parental Involvement Act and the extent to which it has achieved it original aims under the three strands of the legislative and policy framework – Learning at Home, Home/School Partnership and Parental Representation
  • take account of more recent developments including the renewed emphasis on raising attainment and closing the gap, the National Improvement Framework, Scottish Attainment Challenge and innovative models of parent involvement – and consider how policy and practice should respond to these priorities in future
  • make recommendations to Scottish Ministers on the future policy and legal framework on parental engagement


The NPFS are keen to consider views from a wide range of stakeholders and issued three separate Calls for Evidence at the end of September:

  • A Call to Parent Councils – deadline 31st October
  • A Call to parents, families and carers – deadline 31st October
  • A Call to educationalists, professionals and organisations – deadline 6th November

Parents, Carers and family members are invited to click on the link below to send their views:

Parent Councils are invited to click on the link below:

Organisations and professionals are invited to click on the link below

For more information go to the National Parent Forum website at:


  • People of Scotland
  • Education authorities
  • Teachers and other school staff


  • Children and Families
  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Education
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights