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Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

Section 12 – Duties of education authority to parents generally

50.In addition to the specific duties which the Act imposes on education authorities in relation to the promotion of parental involvement in school education, and in that regard the promotion of and support for duties towards Parent Councils, section 12 of the Act also introduces formal duties on education authorities to parents generally. There is a specific obligation on education authorities to give advice and information to any parent of a pupil on any matter relating to the education provided to that pupil in one of the schools under their management. This could include the education authority taking steps to ensure that the headteacher or other staff of the school attended by the pupil are available to give the parent such advice and information.

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