Parent Council goals for 2022

The following are proposed goals for Breadalbane Academy Parent Council (BAPC) in the 2021-22 academic year.

  1. Work with the school, parents and pupils to identify any attainment gaps which have opened up, or widened, as a result of lockdown and then support the school and pupils to close those gaps.
  2. Work with the school, parents, pupils and local road-safety activists to identify any scope for improvement in road safety at the campus; to identify any extra resources the school could use to improve road safety; and help the school acquire these resources.
  3. Work with the school, PKC and the Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership (HPLP) to identify and eliminate any bottlenecks in school network performance.
  4. Work with the school; pupils and parents to identify unmet needs, for instance pastoral and support needs, arising from lockdown and then to address these needs.
    • To include renewed liaison and listening exercises with sub-groups and affiliated groups such as the ASN Parents Group and Comann nam Pàrant.
    • Work with the mental health and wellbeing group to understand the extent of problems such as bullying, what the school is doing now (policies, practices etc) and if there are other things it and we should be doing?
  5. Identify areas in which the parent council can productively spend its available funds to support pupil experience, attainment, and personal development.
  6. Work with the school, parents and pupils to identify groups of pupils, for instance pupils with additional support needs, who may not be fully included in the life of the school, to ascertain the extent and causes of exclusion, and then to develop policies and practices to increase inclusion.
  7. Revive the parent council’s fundraising arm, to replace funds as we spend them.
    • Ensure that our fundraising volunteers, including the Friends of Breadalbane, have the skills, qualifications and support they need to succeed.
  8. Build links to Pitlochry High School and other associated schools, to help improve transition and pupil experience.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a draft document — created on 7 January 2022 — designed to stimulate discussion. If you think there’s something we have missed, please email us at hello@breadalbaneparents.com.

Draft agenda for January 26, 2022

This is the draft agenda for the parent council meeting that will take place at 6:30pm, 26 January, 2022. If there’s something you think should be on the agenda but isn’t, write to hello@breadalbaneparents.com and let us know.

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday 26 January

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Agenda

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  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) items:
    1. Approve the minutes of the 2020 AGM
    2. Treasurer’s report
    3. Parent Council 2022 goals
    4. Parent Council code of conduct
    5. Parent Council communications
  3. Matters arising from the December 2021 meeting
  4. Approve the minutes of the December 2021 meeting
  5. Headteacher’s report
  6. Update on the Pitlochry bus issue
  7. Continued use of face masks in Breadalbane
  8. Update on road-safety concerns at the campus. What next?
    • Results of an FOI about school crossings in PKC
  9. Update on school broadband and connectivity
  10. Update on the playground project
  11. Misuse of the fire alarm and its impact on pupil learning and safety
  12. Proposed joint meeting with Pitlochry High School Parent Council
  13. Update on parental concerns about teens buying alcohol in the town.
  14. AOB
  15. Time & date of next meeting

Thank you

As we near the end of 2020/21 academic year the Parent Council would like to say a huge “THANK YOU
Those teachers and educators who put our children first and themselves second
The staff Breadalbane Academy who were never too tired to answer the millions of questions while the covid rules changed and then changed again
The children and young people who took these monumental times in their confident and caring strides
The people who leaned in to support when they could have locked down and disappeared
The community that pulled together and rose strongly as one
The parents and carers who took a breath even when breathing space felt hard to find
To the Leavers we wish you luck, health and safe travels where ever your next chapter may be
This academic year has been one of highs and lows and what has been ever so obvious is that Breadalbane Academy, the school community and the community that surrounds us is filled with the most exceptional people
“THANK YOU”
Wishing you a wonderful summer, filled with freedom and adventure, laughter and hugs.. And look forward to a welcoming in a fabulous 21/22 with new and old faces.
Breadalbane Academy Parent Council
chairperson@breadalbaneparents.com