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presentation from Public Health doctors re return to school guidance

Last week PKC met (virtually) with the chairs of parents councils. The focus was the return to school.

HERE is the presentation that was given by two brilliant doctors from the Public Health body.. Full of guidance and official statistic that has contributed to the processes and set up of schools around Scotland.

 

PLEASE do read.. full of very useful information… 

click on the link

2020129 Covid-19 ECS Recovery Plan Reflex CLIENT

OR cut and paste url below

http://www.breadalbaneparents.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020129-Covid-19-ECS-Recovery-Plan-Reflex-CLIENT.pdf 

 

happy to hear from you

chairperson@breadalbaneparents.com

Save our Subjects and a Huge Thank you

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>>>
Our community 

We would like to thank all those who rallied together to show support and have a strong voice to stand up for our school.

Our educators

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.

Our Head

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)
Thank you
Eleanor and Lyndsey – co-chairs

Estates Review Update – meeting notes

Hello, Please find here the first steering group meeting notes from the meeting in Perth on 23rd October (notes are prepared by the council)

Minute – HPLP Steering Group 1 (23 Oct 2019)

  • Please pay particular attention to what is stated in section 4 and 5 and as ever we are happy to answer your questions.
  • email us at chairperson@breadalbaneparents.com

Lyndsey and Eleanor (co-chairs) have 2 Learning sub committee meetings -(13th and 18th of November)- before we report back (to all attendees of the steering group) for the first time on the 25th of November in Perth.

BA head teacher and a depute will attend both the Learning sub committee (focused on education) meetings and the Property Sub committee (focused on the use of PHS property)

With BAPC only attending the Learning sub committee

 

The following dates & times were agreed for the next 2 meetings of the Steering Group:

  • 25th November 2019 – 1pm – 3pm – at Pitlochry High School
  • 17th December 2019 – 1pm – 3pm – at Breadalbane Academy

 

BAPC continue to ask for support for our campaign, we are now involved in the committee meetings but remain concerned over the flawed process that we find ourselves involved in.

https://www.change.org/p/save-our-subjects-tell-perth-kinross-council-pkc-to-halt-plans-which-threaten-breadalbane-academy-curriculum 

 

NEXT PARENT COUNCIL MEETING

6.30pm Wednesday 20th of NOVEMBER at Breadalbane Academy 

latest update – statement in todays Courier

 

Councillor John Duff has confirmed (in todays Courier)

“The steering group will consider if there is a way in which some S5/S6 pupils could take some lessons on some occasions from Pitlochry High School, provided this is not detrimental to education at Breadalbane.

“This may or may not be a possibility.”

 

BAPC have requested written confirmation of this interpretation of the amendment by the two local councillors who proposed the amendment , Councillor Xander McDade and Councillor Mike Williamson.

Parents at Perthshire school urge council to save subjects as more than 200 attend meeting