Welcome to SPTC!

Looking for information about Scottish education from a parent or carer’s viewpoint, have a query about the role of the Parent Council or PTA, or an existing SPTC member with a burning question? Or maybe you run a club or group for children? You’ve come to the right place!

SPTC is a parent-led membership organisation dedicated to sharing information and advice to make parental involvement in Scottish schools as good as it can be. On this site you’ll find useful information and signposts to many other organisations. There’s information, too, about membership of SPTC for PTAs, PCs or other parent-led groups, and about how you can be involved in the biggest parents’ group in Scotland.

You can subscribe to our e-newsletters or join our parents’ on-line survey group. There are lots of ways to be involved and to find out more… welcome to SPTC!

On your behalf

  • Eileen Prior meeting with City of Glasgow College 4th May
  • Eileen Prior at Education Scotland National Parental Working Group 5th May
  • Eleanor Conor and Jeanna Brady attending review group for parental involvement legislation 9th May

Our memberships

SPTC is member of different organisations, using these memberships for professional development and to find out what is going on in the world of education - find out more here


Members of SPTC receive the regular SPTC newsletter, Backchat, by post or email. Backchat shares news and information about what’s happening in Scottish education, as well as events and organisations we think will be of interest to parents and carers.

View previous issues of Backchat here »

Success stories

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Annual report 2014- 2015

Download our full annual report for 2014 -2015 here. Or if you're short on time, why not have a read of the highlights?

Latest news

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Upcoming Events

  1. Involving all parents, Midlothian

    May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Effective Meetings – Dunnikier Primary School

    May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Parent Council Essentials – Glasgow

    June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm