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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. The members for the 2017/18 session are:

  • Jane Crewe (Chair)   S1, S4 & S6
  • Alison Bowyer (Past-Chair)   S6
  • Phil Wild (Secretary)  S2
  • Vaman Pujari (Treasurer)   S4
  • Marie Allan   S5
  • Phil Black   S1
  • Brenda Cheyne   S5
  • Karen Connor   S1
  • Julie Cosgrove   S5
  • Nicola Currie-Mullen   S4
  • Claire Harrison   S3
  • Janette Jamieson   S1
  • Gareth Jenkins   S3
  • Kate McKie   S4 & S6
  • John McLeod   S1 & S4
  • Jill McPherson   S4
  • Scott Niven   S2 & S5
  • Jeanette Ross   S3
  • Diane Shanks   S3
  • Gillian Smith   S3

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  Alternatively, you can contact the school who will forward your request to the council.



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

The most recent meeting was held on 27th November, with the minutes being available on-line once they have been approved at the next meeting.

Forthcoming meeting dates for 2017/18 are:

  • 22nd January
  • 12th March
  • 23rd April
  • 28th May (AGM)

Meetings are held in the staff room or a nearby meeting room (corridor on the left once you’ve entered the school’s concourse).



The Parent Council Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 29th May 2017, 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.

The minutes of the meeting, including chair’s report and head teacher’s report, are available in the Minutes of Meetings section, below.

At the meeting the following changes were made:

Chair – Jane Crewe replaces Alison Bowyer who has stepped down

Secretary – Phil Wild replaces Janice Reynolds who has stepped down

Treasurer – Vaman Pujari remains in post



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