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(1)Each education authority must prepare a document, to be known as their “strategy for parental involvement”, containing their general policies for implementing their duties under sections 1, 5, 11 and 12 (including, without prejudice to that generality, such implementation in the case of any pupil who is a child looked after by a local authority); and the complaints procedure established by the authority under section 15 must be set out in the document.
(2)In preparing their strategy for parental involvement, an education authority are to have regard to how that strategy will promote equal opportunities.
(3)An education authority–
(a)are from time to time to review their strategy for parental involvement, and
(b)are to revise that strategy whenever they conclude that it is appropriate to do so.
(4)In developing or reviewing their strategy for parental involvement an education authority must seek and have regard to the views of–
(a)the parents to whom those duties relate,
(b)pupils in attendance at public schools in the authority's area,
(c)any Parent Council established for a school in their area, and
(d)any other person who appears to the authority to have an interest in their implementation of those duties or of the duty under section 15(1).
(5)The document is to be included (whether or not it has been revised since last so included) in the authority's annual statement of improvement objectives.
(6)In section 5(2) of the Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000 (asp 6) (requirement for annual statement of education improvement objectives to include an account of the ways in which the authority will seek to involve a pupil's parents in promoting the education of the pupil), at the beginning of paragraph (a) there is inserted “ (prepared under section 2(1) of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 (asp 8) as part of the authority's strategy for parental involvement) ”.
(7)The reference in subsection (1) to a child who is looked after by a local authority is to be construed in accordance with section 17(6) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36) (duty of local authority to child looked after by them).
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