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 parents’ 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 information we hope will be useful to you, 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!

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Join our on-line survey group, attend one of our information and training sessions, join our board – there are lots of ways to be involved. You chose!

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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 »

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SPTC Annual Lecture

'Then and now: School, Family and Community Partnerships for Student Success in Education' - our first annual lecture - will take place on 3 March, 7pm at the Glasgow Science Centre and will feature Dr Joyce Epstein speaking about partnership schools . SPTC members are also invited to attend our Annual General Meeting. Tickets are free but places are limited so don't miss out!

AGM 2015

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on 3 March, 6pm at Glasgow Science Centre. It's a chance for SPTC members to let us know if you support the newly nominated directors - see the nominees here. You'll also be able to to feedback to SPTC with anything that’s on your mind and to hear about our plans. Reserve your place here!

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