At Douglas Academy, we recognise that parents, carers and families are by far the most important influences in a child's life. Your support can play a valuable role in your child’s learning.  We aim to develop a greater understanding of how we can work together to support your child.

Our recent Family Learning Evening for Senior Phase was very well received and is just one example of how the parent-school partnership is currently being enhanced.

The extract below taken from the Education Scotland website highlights the importance of this relationship, which Douglas Academy strongly values.

Parents who take on a supportive role in their children's learning make a difference in improving achievement and behaviour. The active involvement of parents can help promote a learning community in which children and young people can engage positively with practitioners and their peers.

Family Learning

Family learning encourages family members to learn together, with a focus on intergenerational learning. Family learning activities can also be specifically designed to enable parents to learn how to support their children’s learning.

"Family learning is a powerful method of engagement and learning which can foster positive attitudes towards life-long learning, promote socio-economic resilience and challenge educational disadvantage."

Family Learning Network, 2016
Our most recent evening was "Supporting your child through the SQA exam process". Many thanks to parents and carers who attended. Presentations for each session have been uploaded to your child's class Teams page.

Related links

Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 aims to help parents to be:

  • involved with their children’s education and learning
  • welcomed as an active participant
  • encouraged to express their views on education.

It places duties on schools, local authorities and Scottish Ministers to help all parents to be involved in their own child's learning, to be welcomed as active participants in schools, and to be able to express their views on school education generally.

Parentzone Scotland - Education Scotland website providing information and advice to support parents to take an increased role in their child's education and learning.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

Scottish Parent Teacher Council

Engaging parents and families: A toolkit for practitioners