Welcome to SPTC!

If your PTA/Parent Council pays for your own membership you should have recently received your renewal information pack. If you haven't received it please get in touch with us.


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 to meet with Brian Whittle MSP 21 June
  • Eleanor Coner meeting with Michelle Strong, Scottish Borders Council 21 June
  • Eileen Prior to meet with Keith Irvine, Cycling Scotland 21 June
  • Seonaid Heeps to attend Education Scotland meeting on Parental Involvement Conference in September 22 June
  • Eileen Prior and Eleanor Coner to meet with Scottish College for Education Leadership 22 June
  • Eileen Prior to meet with Scottish Government and National Parent Forum Scotland regarding the National Improvement Framework 22 June
  • Eleanor Coner to attend a meeting on Closing the Attainment Gap at the Scottish Parliament 23 June
  • Eileen Prior and Neil McLellan to attend Key Issues for Educational Research in Scottish Education at the Robert Owen Centre 23 June
  • Linsey Law to attend the Children in Scotland Members Reception 23 June
  • Eleanor Coner to represent SPTC at Musselburgh Communities Day 25 June

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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Renew your membership!

Membership renewals for 2016-2017 are now due!

This year we're launching our new membership model. You can read all about it here, download a membership application form here or check out our Membership Model Q&A.

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