Dutch regulations regarding participation in schools regulate the establishment of a Participation Council (PC) in Primary and Secondary education in The Netherlands. A PC is comprised of members proportionally divided between staff, parents and students (students in Secondary education only). The members of the PC are elected.
ISD primary has established the PC in order to adopt the Dutch participatory model for schools in which staff and parents have a voice and play an advisory role for certain areas of school vision and planning.
ISD primary also has a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to enhance the role parents can play in organising social and community-oriented events.
ISD secondary will establish a Participation Council in the coming year.