Supporting Learning at Home
All Falkirk Council schools welcome parental involvement as research has shown that when parents are involved children do better in school. Education Scotland have published helpful general tips for supporting learning at home.
At Larbert High School parents are represented in many ways. The main way is through the parent council.
Parents are welcomed to be:
- involved with their child’s education and learning;
- be active participants in the life of the school; and
- express their views on school education generally and work in partnership with the school.
All parents / carers are automatically members of the Parent Forum at this school. As a member of the Parent Forum all parents can expect to –
- receive information about the school and its activities;
- hear about what partnership with parents means in our school;
- be invited to be involved in ways and times that suit you;
- identify issues you want the Parent Council to work on with the school;
- be asked your opinion by the Parent Council on issues relating to the school and the education it provides;
- work in partnership with staff; and
- enjoy taking part in the life of the school in whatever way possible.
Parent Councils are the formal representative body for parents / carers with children attending school. Parent Councils are different in each school to enable them to meet the needs of parents / carers locally.
The Parent Forum decides how their representatives on the Parent Council are chosen and how the Parent Council operates. Parents / carers are encouraged to volunteer or put themselves forward to be chosen as representatives of the Parent Council if they wish.
The main aims of the Parent Council are:
- To support the school in its work with pupils
- To represent the views of parents
- To promote contact between the school, parents, pupils, providers of nursery education and the community
- To report to the Parent Forum
- To be involved in the appointment of senior promoted staff.
- To raise funds for the school for the benefit of pupils (in some schools the PTA/PA fulfils this role).
Support for Parents
In order to support parents we provide you with as much information as possible to keep you involved in your child's learning.
Parents receive the following communications throughout the session:
a. calendar of key dates and events
b. tracking & monitoring reports
c. various Parent information Evenings during the course of the year
There will also be a range of other communications dealing with particular issues as they arise, whether of a curricular, extra-curricular or emergency nature.
The school calendar can be accessed online and is updated regularly to keep parents up to date.
The LHS app can be downloaded to receive updates and announcements direct to your smartphone.
Information on parent information evenings can be found online.
Our dedicated LHS Learner Journeys site provides helpful information for parents supporting their child through course choices.