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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

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