Scottish Borders Council provide support for 'Parent Councils' in schools in a variety of ways.
Financial Support All 'Parent Councils' receive a grant to cover basic running costs. The grant is based on the school roll and is paid directly into the 'Parent Council' or school bank account.
Payments are made in the summer ready for the following school session.
Membership of the Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC) Scottish Borders Council take out a group membership of the Scottish Parent Teacher Council for all 'Parent Councils' in Borders' schools each year.
The membership entitles 'Parent Councils' to a number of services from SPTC including advice and information. It also provides extensive insurance for 'Parent Council' events and activities.
Scottish Borders Parent Council Forum At least once a term, 'Parent Councils' are invited to send one or two representatives to the "Scottish Borders Parent Council Forum". Senior Council officers and Parent Councils members have the opportunity to bring forward items for the agenda.
Parent Council Member Training A programme of training courses is available for 'Parent Council' members and those thinking about joining a 'Parent Council'.