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As many of you will know the last year and a half has seen an incredibly busy time for the Parent Council due to the Estates Review which culminated in our “Save our Subjects” campaign.
We are pleased to say that Breadalbane Academy were not only listened to but acknowledged by Councillors and the Minister for Education himself as a strong example of a well performing school with a diverse and varied curriculum.
- No detriment can be caused to our school, complimentary courses will be considered to be offered at PHS by Perth College and UHI (benefitting both us and PHS students).
- Full expansion to S5 and S6 at Pitlochry High School has been ruled out based on detailed educational analysis.
- Both school Heads, Mr Devine and Mrs Liney (PHS) worked incredibly hard to improve the transition for PHS students into Breadalbane Academy at S5, a transition that works well for some but was acknowledged could be better for others.
- We now look eagerly for the Council to deliver on their commitment to focus on the digital offering and capability of BA…..
AND we feel its incredibly important to say THANK YOU>>>
We would like to thank all those who rallied together to show support and have a strong voice to stand up for our school.
We would also like to acknowlegde the teaching staff at Breadalbane Academy. Unable to speak publicly on the matter, as directed by the council, they remained engaged and showed their support and they understood that when the parents stood up to defend our school, that included the great educators that Breadalbane Academy holds.
And we say a huge thanks to our Head, Mr Devine for his help and support. When the estates review began no education analysis had been done on any of the options the council presented. All parents were in the dark as to the impact and Mr Devines support of the Parent Council was invaluable.
Our expert consultant
Retired Director of Education, Bruce Robertson, with his unfaltering support and guidance we were able to have a strong and factual argument which lead to our strong representation of what is right under Scottish law and in education.
The school office
Those that sit in the school office must be especially thanked for all their support, keeping us organised and going that extra mile to help us run our campaign.
thank you, stay tuned and do join us on the 12th of March at the Chraggs for the fundraiser pub quiz and raffle (8pm)
Eleanor and Lyndsey – co-chairs