Scottish Schools Parental Involvement Act 2006

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Dear East Ayrshire Council,

I was hoping you could help me. I am looking for the strategy document setting out the authority's policies for parental involvement per the Act mentioned above.

In addition, I would like to know the budget set and provided to Lainshaw Primary School for the parent council and how does the council gain comfort that this budget adequately covers the administrative expenses such as hire of the meeting rooms on an annual basis?

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Craig, Caroline, East Ayrshire Council

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Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

I refer to your correspondence dated 8 November 2018 requesting information in relation to Scottish Schools Parental Involvement Act 2006.

The Council is treating your request as a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and can respond as follows and attached link:

We follow national guidance currently and are working to develop our own authority strategy.

East Ayrshire Council allocate Parent Council budgets to allow Parent Councils to pay for

• Clerk fees to support the parent council meetings
• Administration to cover the cost of photocopying, lets etc.

The clerk fees are based on either 4 hours support for 6 meetings per year or 6 hours clerical support for 4 meetings per year. It is at the discretion of the Chair of the Parent Council how often meetings take place.

The administration budget is based on the school roll and mainly covers costs associated with administering the meetings. Parent Councils usually meet in a building that is open at the time of their meeting to save incurring let fees.

Historically, this budget is underspent at Lainshaw Primary School therefore providing assurance that sufficient funding is allocated to the Parent Council.

I trust this information has been of assistance to you and I have attached a leaflet to confirm your rights.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Kind regards


Caroline Craig
Service Support Coordinator
Economy and Skills
East Ayrshire Council
London Road
Tel: 01563 576140

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