The amendment that was proposed by Councillor Xander McDade and seconded by Councillor Mike Williamson and passed by Councillor John Duff and the administration.
Last night all councillors confirmed expansion of S5 and S6 at PHS is now “off the table”
Agreed Amendment that was passed on the 4th of September at the life long learning committee meeting.
(BELOW was provided to BAPC by Councillor John Duff on the 9th of September
PHS PC were informed of the amendment by councillors BEFORE it was announced)
Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) progress with developing a detailed plan for the Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership as appropriate, with both school Senior Leadership Teams, Perth College UHI, young people, parents/carers and the wider community through a working group. Engagement should take place with local elected members throughout the process where appropriate.
Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) explore proposals to identify wider community use of Pitlochry High School and to look at property and community facilities in conjunction with other services and partners;
Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) consider as part of the development of the HPLP different models for the delivery of education across the two sites, which should include a delivery of S5 and S6 from Pitlochry High School and would not be detrimental to the educational offer at Breadalbane Academy.
Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) undertake a scoping exercise on the possibility of making the Kirkmichael Primary School catchment area a dual secondary school catchment for both Pitlochry High School and Blairgowrie High School; and
Requests the Executive Director (Education and Children’s Services) to report back to the Lifelong Learning Committee at its January 2020 meeting with an update on the work undertaken by the working group, and to report back on the scoping exercise at the earliest opportunity.