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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: 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 . 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  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 16 June to discuss interview arrangements for Tom Rae’s interim replacement.

To receive communications from the parent council, please email to be added to the email list.

Any questions for the school should be sent to 


If you are interested in joining the council then please send an email to  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 next AGM will be held online on Thursday 25th May 2020 at 3.00pm.  Please email for a Teams invitation and details for submitting questions.

The last Parent Council Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 27th May 2019. Minutes of this meeting are available by following the link below.

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 meeting, 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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