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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 them or by sending an email to craigmount.parentcouncil@gmail.com . The members for the 2019/20 session are:

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

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 7th October 2019 at the school.  Minutes will be published here (see links below) once they have been agreed at the next meeting.

The remaining 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).

  • 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 are:

Chair – Phil Black

Secretary – Phil Wild

Treasurer – Gerald Jamieson

Depute Chair – Jane Crewe

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Dear Parents/Carers First of all I want to compliment and commend the staff and students who took part in another successful trip to the battlefields. Student feedback on the trip was very positive and powerful once again with a number of students able to visit the graves and memorials of distant members of their families […]

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Post Results Service I hope that the results arriving this morning have rewarded the hard work over the last year. If however you are considering requesting a Marking Review, please read this document to confirm that your request meets the criteria set out by the SQA. If on reading this information, you would still like […]

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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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