The role of the parent

The Role of the Parent

Integrated schools exist in Northern Ireland thanks to the efforts and support of parents. So integrated schools really value parental involvement and encourage parents to participate in all aspects of schools life.  Full parental involvement is facilitated by:

1.  maintaining significant levels of parental representation on the board of governors (i.e. in accordance with legislative requirements and structures);

2.  creating a forum for parents such as Parents Council, which cultivates and focuses parental support for the school;

3.  establishing appropriate arrangements and procedures for individual and collective communication between parents and:

(i) the principal

(ii) other members of teaching staff

(iii) the governing body; and


4.  ensuring that parents are made fully aware of the school’s integrated ethos.