Parent Council (PSP)

The main aims of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 are to:

  • Help parents become more involved with their child's education and learning
  • Welcome parents as active participants in the life of the school
  • Provide easier ways for parents to express their views and wishes

To help achieve these aims, all parents automatically become members of the Parent Forum at their child's school and are entitled to have a say in what happens at the school.  As members of the Parent Forum parents have a say in selecting the Parent Council (representative body) to work on behalf of all parents at the school. 

The role of the Parent School Partnership (Parent Council) is to:

  • Support the school in its work with pupils
  • Represent the views of all parents
  • Encourage links between the school, parents, pupils, pre-school groups and the wider community
  • Report back to the Parent Forum

At Knox Academy the Parent Council is known as the 'Parent School Partnership', and they meet approximately 8 times per year.  

Contact Details

The Parent School Partnership can be contacted directly via their website or email.  Alternatively a letter can be sent to the school office addressed for the attention of Louise Elder, Parent School Partnership.

Annual Report

The Annual Report for Session 2015-2016 can be downloaded here.


All meetings are held on a Wednesday in the School Library and start at 6.15 pm.  All are welcome.  For the current dates for this session please take a look at our school calendar.

Parent School Partnership Members: 2015/2016

Ms L Elder Chair
Mr D Neillans Parent Member (Vice Chair)
Ms V Cole Parent Member
Mr G Cookson Parent Member
Mr D Simpson Parent Member
Ms A Herriot Parent Member
Mr J Hunton Parent Member
Ms C McKinnell Parent Member
Ms J Middlemass Parent Member
Mr I Smith Parent Member
Ms K White Parent Member
Mr M Wyllie Parent Member
Mr C Blair Staff Member
Mr C Dempster Staff Member
Mr S Wands Staff member
Liz Syme Clerk

Mrs S Ingham (Head Teacher) attends meetings as an advisor to the Parent School Partnership.

Minutes of meetings are available for download below, or directly on the Knox Parents website, where further information can also be found.



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