We work with a wide range of partners to take forward the aims of the forum.  We seek to:

  • Provide information and advice to parents on education policy and practice. The NPFS website has a wealth of information on a range of topics, including the Curriculum for Excellence, parental involvement, and additional support needs. The NPFS also produces a range of publications, including guides, toolkits, and newsletters.
  • Offerer training and development opportunities for parents. The NPFS runs a number of training courses for parents, covering topics such as school governance, parental involvement, and child protection. The NPFS also provides support to Parent Councils and other parent groups.
  • Provide a platform for parents to voice their concerns and priorities. The NPFS represents the views of parents to national and local government. It also holds regular events where parents can come together to discuss educational issues.
  • Advocate for parents’ rights and interests. The NPFS works to ensure that the voices of parents are heard in the development of education policy. It also challenges discrimination and inequality in education.

ParentZone Scotland

ParentZone Scotland is a website developed by Education Scotland that provides parents with information and advice about education in Scotland.

ParentZone Scotland is a valuable resource for parents of children in Scotland. It provides them with the information and support they need to help their children succeed in school.


BEMIS is a national umbrella body that supports the development of the Ethnic Minorities Voluntary Sector in Scotland.

It empowers ethnic minority communities in Scotland by promoting their interests, increasing their participation in decision-making, and addressing inequalities.

Children in Scotland

Children in Scotland is a national charity that works to improve the lives of children and young people in Scotland.  It does this by advocating for children’s rights, providing support to children and families, and conducting research into child welfare issues.

Getting it right for every child

Getting it Right for every child (GIRFEC) is a framework for promoting, supporting, and safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. It is based on the belief that all children have the right to grow up safe, loved, and respected, and that everyone has a role to play in ensuring this happens. GIRFEC is implemented through a network of Children’s Services Planning Partnerships (CSPPs), which bring together local authorities, health boards, education authorities, and other agencies to work together to improve the lives of children and young people in their area.

Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is the national awarding and accreditation body for Scotland. It is responsible for developing, delivering, and assessing qualifications for learners of all ages and abilities. SQA qualifications are recognized and valued by employers and universities around the world, and they provide learners with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers..

Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is responsible for the education system in Scotland. It sets the curriculum, provides funding for schools, and oversees the work of Education Scotland, the national body for supporting quality and improvement of learning and teaching. The Scottish Government also works to ensure that all children have access to high-quality education, regardless of their background.


The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) is a professional body for directors and other leaders of education in Scotland. It was founded in 1983 and has over 100 members. ADES aims to promote excellence in education, develop the professional knowledge and skills of directors of education, influence education policy and promote collaboration and partnership working by bringing together different stakeholders in education, such as schools, local authorities, and government agencies.