Parental Involvement

Parent Councils

The Parental Involvement Act made changes to the arrangements for parental representation in all schools across Scotland. In August 2007 Parent Councils became the representative body for parents. For more information please look up the ParentZone website.

If you would like any details regarding Parent Councils in Shetland schools, please contact Children's Services on 01595 744000.

The Parent Council Grant Application process for 2022/23 has now closed.  

Parent Council Project Evaluation Form

The following should be submitted with your application form:

  • Action Plan 2022/23, which describes how the Parent Council will support the school in promoting parental involvement;
  • Bank statement as at 31st March;
  • Audited/checked accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022;
  • Project Evaluation Form 2021/22.

For any queries regarding the Parent Council Grant Application process, please contact Children's Services - Finance on 01595 743844 or email

Useful Resources for Parent Councils

Connect (formally Scottish Parent Teacher Council)
National Parent Forum of Scotland:
National Parent Forum of Scotland Shetland Representative can be contacted at