Letter to Secondary schools, 2017 09 04
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
- Janice Reynolds S6
- 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 email@example.com. 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 4th September, with the minutes being available once they have been approved at the next meeting.
Forthcoming meeting dates for 2017/18 are:
- 9th October
- 27th November
- 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
Published on: 5 September 2017
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