Parents’ Association

Role of a Parents Association

  • The Parents Association is the structure through which parents/guardians in a school can work together for the best possible education for their children.
  • The Education Act, 1998 sets down the role of the parent association.
  • The Parent Association works with the principal, staff and the board of management to build effective partnership of home and school.
  • Educational research on the involvement of parents in schools shows that children achieve higher levels when parents and teachers work together.
  • The Parent Association can advise the principal and Board of Management on policy issues and incidents that may require a review of school policy, e.g. Bullying, Safety, Homework, Enrolment, Behaviour problems etc.
  • Parent Associations can suggest and/or organise extra-curricular activities.
  • The Parent Association is a support for parents in the school.
  • The Parent Association can invite speakers to address the parents on issues which are topical or relevant.
  • The Parent Association is not a forum for complaint against either an individual teacher or parent. The Complaints Procedure is the mechanism for this.

Link to website of National Parents Council of Ireland

http://www.npc.ie

Scoil Naomh Treasa, Bellewstown, Co. Meath

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