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Parent Council

The Parent Council is here to work with the school to improve the experience of your children at Craigmount and to represent the views of parents.

We get involved in discussions on many issues, but typical ones include

  • Curriculum and the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence
  • Impact of budget cuts
  • School Improvement Plan
  • Review of report from Head Teacher

We can only represent you if you are actively involved in the life of the school. You can get involved by:

  • Checking the Parent Council page on the website and sending us an email if you have a query;
  • Attending parents evening and other events for parents and speaking to one of us;
  • Coming along to a meeting as an observer without any commitment to join;
  • Supporting fundraising by buying a quiz or raffle ticket or helping at an event such as The Corstorphine Fair:
  • Joining the Parent Council and coming along to 6 meetings a year on a Monday evening.

You may already know one of us in which case feel free to raise any issues with us or by sending an email to craigmount.parentcouncil@gmail.com . The members for the 2018/19 session were:

  • Jane Crewe (Chair)   S1, S2, & S5
  • Phil Wild (Secretary)  S3
  • Gerald Jamieson (Treasurer)  S1 & S2
  • Ian Batty  S3 & S5
  • Phil Black   S2
  • Karen Connor   S2
  • Julie Cosgrove   S6
  • Nicola Currie-Mullen   S5
  • Julie Fairhurst  S1
  • Gordon Gooch  S1
  • Claire Harrison   S4
  • Janette Jamieson   S2
  • Gareth Jenkins   S4
  • Winnie Johnstone S1 & S3
  • John McLeod   S2 & S5
  • Jill McPherson   S5
  • Wendy Pinkerton S1
  • Vaman Pujari  S5
  • Jeanette Ross   S1 & S4
  • Diane Shanks   S4
  • Gillian Smith   S4
  • Susan Wallace S1

Membership for 2019/20 will be updated following the first meeting of the year (2 September 2019).

The Head Teacher and other teaching staff attend the meetings. New members are welcome to join at any time.

If you want to contact the parent council then please send an email to craigmount.parentcouncil@gmail.com.  Alternatively, you can contact the school who will forward your request to the council.

Meetings

We meet 2 or 3 times each term, on Monday evenings in the school at 7.00pm.

The most recent meeting was held on Monday 27th May 2019 at the school.  Minutes will be published here (see links below) once they have been agreed at the next meeting.

There are no further meetings for 2018/19.   The meetings for 2019/20 are listed below. They all take place on Monday evenings at 7.00pm in the school’s staff room (corridor on left once you’ve entered the school’s concourse).

  • 2 September 2019
  • 7 October 2019
  • 25 November 2019
  • 20 January 2020
  • 9 March 2020
  • 27 April 2020
  • 25 May 2020 – AGM

If you are interested in joining the council then please send an email to craigmount.parentcouncil@gmail.com.  Membership is open to all parents/carers and you are most welcome to attend a meeting, either to observe or with a view to joining.

AGM

The last Parent Council Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 27th May 2019, with the next meeting due on Monday 25th May 2020, at the school.

The meeting was to review the work of the parent council over the past year, approve the accounts and discuss issues raised by parents.

At the, Jane Crewe announced that she was to stand down from the post of Chair. Phil Black’s nomination of Chair for 2019/20 was accepted.  The post holders of secretary (Phil Wild) and treasurer (Gerald Jamieson) will continue.

Post holders for 2019/20 will be:

Chair – Phil Black

Secretary – Phil Wild

Treasurer – Gerald Jamieson

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Latest News

Dear Parents/Carers Last week our highlight alongside the successful P7 transition was most definitely the Like Flying collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland. The students involved gained so much from the production. Those of you who experienced the performance will know what I mean. I want to thank the drama team, and in particular […]

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Dear Parents/Carers The House assemblies this week have certainly set an upbeat tone for Sports Day today. Hopefully the weather forecasts will stay accurate and the sun will continue to shine! The Pupil Support Leaders have also been celebrating the huge range of wider achievement taking place in our school community, with many certificates being […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There is a lot going on across the school this afternoon with students engaged in dance, the Like Flying project in drama, and of course with the Craigmount Debating Day Competition. As I write around 100 students from schools across the country are competing in the library. We also have the Duke of […]

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