Parental Involvement Act Questionnaire

St Margaret's Academy School Board
This questionnaire has been devised to provide a picture of the views of parents on the new Parent Forum and Parent Council.

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF THE PARENT FORUM. A PARENT COUNCIL CAN BE ESTABLISHED FROM THE FORUM.



  1. Should all parents be members of the Parent Council.

    YES - all parents should be able to discuss business if they attend a meet ing of the Parent Council.

    No - there should only be a limited number of parents elected to form the Parent Council and represent the other parents
    Yes
    No


  1. Should the Parent Council have a minimum number of members?

    YES - there should be a set minimum, if this is not reached then no Council is established.

    NO - a Council should be established if any size group of parents wishes to form one.
    Yes
    No


  1. Should the Parent Council try to co-opt members from the following groups?
    Tick the box(es) that you agree with.
    Teaching Staff
    Other School Staff
    Parents from Associated Primary Schools
    The wider community
    Pupils


  1. Should co-opted members have a fixed term of office?

    YES - this should be fixed in the constitution of the Council.

    NO - co-opted members may serve for a short time with a specific focus.

    Yes
    No


  1. Should there be a maximum number of parent members of the Council?

    YES - and if there were more parents involved in serving then an election process should operate.

    NO - the Council should operate on the volunteer principle to maximise participation.

    Yes
    No


  1. Should the annual meeting of the Forum hear a report of the work of the Parent Council and select new members?

    YES - the annual meeting should select the new Parent Council.

    NO - the annual meeting should have a report but members and office bearers of the Forum should have a longer term of office than one year.

    Yes
    No


  1. Should there be a provision that a minimum number of parents can request a special meeting of the Parent Council?

    YES - there should be such a provision.

    NO - there should only be an Annual General Meeting.

    Yes
    No