Parents and Carers
Parental Involvement in Irvine Royal Academy
Our Working Together initiative offers information and advice to parents/carers on a range of subjects for example, homework, positive relationships etc.
The aim of our Working Together initiative is to:
- Make sure parents/carers feel welcomed in the school and know that their contribution is valued
- Raise awareness amongst parents/carers and school staff of their roles as partners in the education and learning of our young people
- Increase the opportunities for parents/carers to find out more about what their child is learning in school
- Encourage effective communication and build relationships between school staff and parents/carers to benefit our young people and ultimately enable them to reach their full potential
- Encourage all parents/carers to express their views on their child’s education in general and have confidence that their views will be listened to
This year we want to establish a working together ethos through regular publications and by having a vibrant Parent Council.
Working Together Publications
We are creating a number of Working Together publications which will give parents/carers information about important parts of school life. These publications will not only offer information but there will also be hints and tips for parents/carers to help them to support their child’s education. We hope that these publications help build trust, respect and realistic expectations along with tackling the issues that stop parents becoming involved.
Parent Voice – Parent Council
If you are a parent/carer for a young person at Irvine Royal Academy, you are automatically a member of the Parent Forum. This means that you have the right to have your ideas and opinions about the school listened to.
We have set up a Parent Council to represent our Parent Forum. It is currently being chaired by Ms Laney Muir. The job of the Parent Council covers four main areas:
- Supporting the school in its work with young people and parents/carers
- Representing the views of parents/carers
- Promoting contact between the school, parents/carers, pupils and the community
- Reporting to the Parent Forum
We would love to have more parents/carers on our Parent Council. You would only need to offer up a few hours of your time a term. If you are interested in joining us and supporting our school then please contact Mrs Gribben at the school office.