Category: Parent council

Parent Councils in Scotland are statutory bodies, established by the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. Their job is to represent the views of parents to the school, and to help the school communicate with parents. That’s what we aim to do, so come a long and get involved.

November 25 agenda

What: Parent Council meeting
When: 
6:30pm Wednesday 25 November
Where: 
Breadalbane Community Campus
Who: 
All welcome

  1. Introductions & apologies.
  2. Matters arising.
  3. Head teacher’s report.
  4. Presentation on English teaching at Breadalbane Academy, by Elaine Burke, Principal Teacher English.
  5. Results of the communications survey — Elizabeth Leighton to present.
  6. Update on P7/S1 induction (including plans for the Lochgoilhead trip) — Karen Gatehouse (Depute Headteacher, Pupil Support) to present.
  7. Update from any parent council sub-groups or special projects with matters to report or actions to request of the main committee.
  8. Update from Comann nam Pàrant.
  9. Update on planned vocational-education open evening.
  10. Date and time of next meeting.

You still have a chance to add items to the agenda. Just email us at contact@breadalbaneparents.com.

Agenda for 27 October 2015

What: Parent Council meeting
When: 
6:30pm Tuesday 27 October
Where: 
Breadalbane Community Campus
Who: 
All welcome

  1. Introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising.
  3. Head teacher’s report.
  4. DHT Nicola Ross presents on the school’s SQA results.
  5. Iona Coutts, Principal Teacher Maths, presents on maths teaching at Breadalbane Academy
  6. Update from the communications subgroup. Progress report on the survey.
  7. Update from parent council groups (Fundraising, ASN Parents, parent reps scheme).
  8. Update from Comann nam Pàrant.
  9. Parent query about parent reps scheme.
  10. Date and time of next meeting.

You still have a chance to add items to the agenda. Just email us at contact@breadalbaneparents.com.

Agenda for 30 September 2015

What: Parent Council meeting
When: 
6:30pm Wednesday 30 September
Where: 
Breadalbane Community Campus
Who: 
All welcome

  1. Introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising.
  3. Head teacher’s report.
  4. DHT Nicola Ross presents on the school’s SQA results.
  5. Update from the communications subgroup. Progress report on the survey.
  6. Update from parent council groups (Fundraising, ASN Parents, parent reps scheme, IMS update).
  7. Update from Comann nam Pàrant.
  8. Student Support Centre letter
  9. Date and time of next meeting.

You still have a chance to add items to the agenda. Just email us at contact@breadalbaneparents.com.

Download this agenda as a PDF.

Agenda for Tuesday 25 August, 2015

What: Parent Council meeting
When: 
6:30pm Tuesday 25 August
Where: 
Breadalbane Community Campus
Who: 
All welcome!

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising
  3. Introduction to John Devine, the new headteacher, and to the new depute head, Nicola Ross.
  4. Update from parent council groups (Fundraising, ASN Parents, parent reps scheme).
  5. Update from Comann nam Pàrant,
  6. Progress on planned after-school club.
  7. Update on the planned communications survey.
  8. Update on changes to IMS (and implications for BA)
  9. AOCB
  10. Finalise meeting dates for the rest of 2015/16 session.

You still have a chance to add items to the agenda. Just email us at contact@breadalbaneparents.com.

Download this agenda as a PDF.

19 June ASN Support meeting for parents

poster asn meetingWhat: First meeting of the ASN Parents’ Group
When: 8pm, Friday 19 June, 2015
Where: Black Watch pub
Who: All welcome!

On Friday 19th June at 8 pm in the Black Watch Inn in Aberfeldy, we are holding our second meeting (get together) for anyone who wishes to join us. The aim of the meetings is to be supportive and share knowledge and information regarding additional support needs.

Additional support needs in children can be so varied and be either long or short term or can affect a child and their family at any time during their school years. Having a child with additional support needs can mean parents and families have to deal with complex issues and a wide variety of systems policies and legislation, which can be overwhelming.

The meetings would aim to offer a place where people could voice their anxieties or concerns or even just enjoy meeting other parents in similar situations. There is currently no agenda and really at this next meeting it’s just a social get together before the end of term and we hope through parents attending we can further see what parents might be looking for from such a group.

So please come along and let us know how we could be helpful. Also we will be planning a series of meetings next academic year and hopefully activities throughout the year for children

Best wishes

Jane Carmichael

Parent Council 2015/16 targets

2015 targets

One of the things we’d like to propose at the AGM this Thursday, 28 May, is that the parent council set itself goals for the coming year. Once the goals have been agreed, wherever appropriate we’d like to make them measurable targets.

To get discussion going, we’ve drawn up a list of seven possible goals.

  1. Build expertise within the parent council, so that we have a detailed understanding of how the school and Scottish education generally works.
  2. Work with parents and the school management to understand where and how the parent council can make the biggest positive impact.
  3. Get more parents involved in the parent council and make sure that parents feel properly represented by the parent council.
  4. Create stronger links with the parent councils at Pitlochry High School and at the associate primary schools.
  5. Work through the ASN Parents’ Group to create a support and knowledge-sharing network for parents of children with additional support needs.
  6. Work through the Fundraising and Opportunities Group to raise and distribute funds for school and school-related projects in a transparent way that clearly meets needs that could not be met through other avenues.
  7. Improve parent-teacher communication, and increase parental involvement and volunteering, by having a parent representative for each class in the primary.

You can download a fuller version of these draft goals here. What goals do you think the parent council should set itself? Let us know, either by emailing us or at the AGM on Thursday 28 May, 6:30pm, at Breadalbane Community Campus.

Thanks to Eran Sandler for making the above photo available under a Creative Commons licence. 

2015 AGM agenda

What: Parent Council AGM
When: 
6:30pm Thursday 28th May
Where: 
Breadalbane Community Campus
Who: 
All welcome!

1. Introductions & apologies.
2. Matters arising.
3. Presentation by Comann nam Pàrant on Gaelic Medium Education.
4. Approve the minutes of the last AGM.
5. Chair’s report & treasurer’s report.
6. Update from parent council groups & projects (FOG, ASN, parent reps etc.).
7. Election of office holders & agree dates for next year’s meetings.
8. July 1 Family Fun Day at the Ailean Chraggan. Alison Steele to present.
9. Proposed goals & projects for 2015/16.
10. Planned 2015/16 communications survey.
11. University admissions evening — feedback & evaluation.
12. Change to PC constitution (to make it easier to be a member).
13. AOCB.
14. Date and time of next meeting.

You still have a chance to add items to the agenda. Just email us at contact@breadalbaneparents.com.

Download this agenda as a PDF.

First ASN support meeting for parents

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What: First meeting of the ASN Parents’ Group
When: 7:30pm, Tuesday 26 May, 2015
Where: Breadalbane Community Campus
Who: All welcome!

On Tuesday 26th May at 7.30pm we’ll hold the first meeting of the Breadalbane Parent Council ASN Parents’ Group. The meeting will take place in the lecture theatre and is open to anyone who wishes to join us. The aim of the group is to be supportive and share knowledge and information regarding additional support needs.

Additional support needs in children can be so varied, be either long or short term, and can affect a child and their family at any time during their school years. Having a child with additional support needs can mean parents and families have to deal with complex issues and a wide variety of systems policies and legislation, which can be overwhelming.

The group would aim to offer a place where people could voice their anxieties or concerns or even just enjoy meeting other parents in similar situations. There is currently no agenda for our first meeting and we hope through parents attending that we can further see what parents might be looking for from such a group. So please come along and let us know how we could be helpful.

Best wishes
Jane Carmichael
ASN Support Group
Breadalbane Academy Parent Council

New ASN parents’ support group

Jane Carmichael

Contact Jane Carmichael on asngroup@breadalbaneparents.com.

Dear parents,

My name is Jane Carmichael and I am currently setting up a sub-committee of the parent council, dedicated to providing support and information to parents of children who have additional support needs (ASN).

Children and families with ASN can find themselves without the knowledge and information they need, in situations that are already confusing. The sub-committee would hope to help alleviate this and also to be a link to the school and to Perth and Kinross Council, helping to achieve the best possible outcomes for children through the relevant inclusion policies.

If you would like to be involved in the group or have any queries, please get in touch at the following email address asngroup@breadalbaneparents.com

Best Regards

Jane Carmichael
ASN Support Group
Breadalbane Academy Parent Council