Dear Parent/Carer, I would firstly like to express my gratitude to all our children and young people for their understanding and fortitude during this unprecedented emergency. It must never be underestimated the disruption young people have endured as well as the additional burdens placed on families during this time. Following the First Minister’s announcement last […]
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: We are looking for help for this year’s event on 6 June – please contact us via the email address below.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
- 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
- Alison Thomson S1
- 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 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.
Owing to the shut down of the school, the most recent meeting was held online on Tuesday 12 May 2020. This was instead of the originally scheduled meeting of 27 April. Minutes will be published here (see links below) once they have been agreed at the next meeting.
One further meeting is scheduled for the 2020 Summer term, which will be held jointly with the AGM. At this time we are not sure of the date, but the meeting will be held online and an invitation sent out to all parents. The original AGM meeting of 25 May has been cancelled.
To receive communications from the parent council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list.
Any questions for the school should be sent to email@example.com
If you are interested in joining the council then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The last Parent Council Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 27th May 2019.
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
Published on: 29 May 2020
Published on: 2 April 2020
After I had posted my update today, a message from SQA arrived. This is on the SQA website under Coronavirus Update. The briefing offers guidance for all schools which we will be digesting tomorrow and following after the holidays. I understand City of Edinburgh will now be issuing a revised letter tomorrow. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/70972.html T Rae […]
Published on: 23 March 2020
Dear Parents/Carers I intend to send a daily update for parents and carers as we work our way through this unprecedented situation. At the moment I have no more I can update you on since my last email to parents on Friday afternoon. This is on the website. However, I thought it worth sharing a […]
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