For the last six months, our representatives and leadership team have been working with an independent consultant to review our mission, values, governance, and processes to ensure that the National Parent Forum of Scotland is delivering the best possible platform for parental engagement.

We have been energised by this process and were thrilled to read the consultant’s recommendations as a group at our February full forum meeting. The results of the review have been presented to our Scottish Government liaison team, and we are excited to share them with everyone today. You can download the review below. If you see something in the document that inspires you to contact us, please email office@npfs.org.uk to set up a chat with our leadership team or your local area representative.

The whole NPFS team look forward to serving parents and carers across Scotland while we work to implement the recommendations of this review in the coming months, and we will update you with our progress as we continue through our implementation process.

Today we are launching a survey to gather input from parents and carers across Scotland as a follow-up to conversations around education reform that we have been having throughout the last 12 months. This survey focuses on creating a new national body responsible for qualifications and assessment.

You can dive right in and complete our survey here. If you’re interested in participating in one of our focus groups on this topic, register your interest here. If you’re an office bearer in a parent forum, parent council, or parent teacher association interested in setting up a local focus group on this issue, please email resources@npfs.org.uk for an info pack.

For background and further information, you can read the Scottish Government’s consultation paper on establishing a new qualifications body here. You can also complete the official Scottish Government survey here.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland have received a number of comments in recent weeks regarding the rise in reports of concerning behaviour in our schools. Today, we launched a survey to gather real-world experiences from parents across Scotland. We will use the feedback from this survey to inform our contributions to upcoming conversations around school bheaviour, as well as forward policy discussions.
This survey will run for two weeks, and you are welcome to complete it multiple times to reflect the experiences of all the children/young people you care for – but please keep your feedback focussed on experiences during this school session (2022-23). Take the survey here: https://forms.gle/mr1bUaopKPF92LTc7 and please do share!
#NPFS #YourSchoolYourVoice #NationalParentForum #ScottishSchools #ParentalEngagement

We can confirm that just under 7,000 self-identified parent/carers completed this round of our survey on industrial action. While no surveying method is truly impervious to “ballot stuffing”, we are confident that the results are a true reflection of views held by parents and carers across the whole of Scotland.

Please understand that as a volunteer organisation we are getting assistance to compile a full report of the results and will release the highlights to this as soon as practical for our team, who are also balancing their ‘real’ jobs with child care responsibility both today and tomorrow as many of our followers are.

We thank you for your interest in our surveying, general work on behalf of parents and carers across the nation, and look forward to delivering the results of this survey within the week.

Our press release on the survey closure can be downloaded here:

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We’ve opened a fresh survey to for parents and carers across Scotland from noon Thursday, February 23 to 5pm Monday, February 27.
Our aim is to gather and assess views of parents and carers across Scotland regarding the ongoing industrial action among teaching unions. As the detail of strike action has changed, we feel it is important to reach out and ask for follow-up opinions on this issue.
Please click here to have your voice heard and fill in our latest survey: https://forms.gle/XXAjruqjyjJc2qBo7

Following our snap survey about industrial action announced by teaching unions in December, we are pleased to release this summary report of the results.

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Requests for comment and/or press queries should be directed to office@npfs.org.uk