May 2022 agenda

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday 25 May 2022

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Agenda

The meeting will take place in the school. 

We’ll also provide online access for those who want it, using the Zoom platform. Please enter the URL below into your browser:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87038441945

Meeting ID: 816 6240 7926

You don’t need a password.

  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising from the April 2022 
  3. Approve the minutes of the April 2022 meetings
  4. Update from the anti-bullying group
  5. ASN group finances  
  6. AOB
  7. Time & date of next meeting

Highland Perthshire Disability Sport Project

Starting on 13 June, the Highland Perthshire Disability Sport Project is offering free lessons in lawn bowls, at the Aberfeldy Bowling Club. The lessons are open to children and adults with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. If you have any questions, please do get in touch. Email us at graeme@pkds.org.uk

There is no cost to participate. But you do need to book in advance, as places are limited. Booking is quick and easy, just click on this link and enter your details:

⚫️ Lawn Bowls with Aberfeldy Bowling Club
🗓 Every Monday from 13th June for 4 weeks
⏰ 6pm-7pm
📍 Taybridge Terrace, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BS

https://www.cognitoforms.com/ScottishDisabilitySport/PerthKinrossDisabilitySportHighlandPerthshireProjectLawnBowls

Meeting dates for 2022-23

The parent council is starting to plan for the 2022-23 school year. Before the annual general meeting (AGM) on 15 June, we’d like to have our meeting dates for the next school year agreed and finalised.

These are the times and dates we’re thinking about:

  • 6:30pm, Monday 29 August, 2022
  • 6:30pm, Monday 26 September, 2022
  • 6:30pm, Monday 24 October, 2022
  • 6:30pm, Monday 28 November, 2022
  • 6:30pm, Monday 30 January, 2023
  • 6:30pm, Monday 27 February, 2023
  • 6:30pm, Monday 27 March, 2023
  • 6:30pm, Monday 24 April, 2023
  • 6:30pm, Monday 29 May, 2023 (AGM)

How do those look to you? Convenient or not? Is 6:30pm a good time? Would you like us sometimes to hold the meetings later or even earlier? ,

We’re back to meeting in person again, in Breadalbane Academy. But we’re also providing a Zoom link for each meeting, so that parents who can’t be there in person can attend online.

Is there anything else we could do to make it easier to attend meetings? Would you like us to hold some meetings elsewhere in the catchment area, in Dunkeld or Pitlochry for instance?

If you’re a parent or carer with a child at the school, we’d like to know what you think. Email us on hello@breadalbaneparents.com

April meeting (and it’s in person)

The cake is real!

At 6:30pm on Wednesday 27 April, the parent council will meet in person for the first time since before the pandemic. The meeting will be at Breadalbane Academy. We’re quite excited.

To celebrate, we’re laying on cake, tea, coffee, wine and nibbles. If you’re the parent or carer of a pupil at Breadalbane Academy, or if you’re a teacher at the school, you’re invited. In fact, we’d love to see you there.

You can see the agenda for the evening below. As usual we’ll be putting your questions and comments to the school, dealing with matters arising — and doing all the things a parent council normally does.

But we also want this to be a fun chance for everyone involved with the school to pop in, have a bit of cake or a glass of wine (or both!) and say hello. It’s been so long. It will be great to see everyone and to meet new parents.

We’d also love to hear about any ideas you have for ways the school and parents can work together to make things better for the pupils.

Anyway, that’s enough from us. The draft agenda is below. If you have any items to add to it, or any questions or comments in general, email hello@breadalbaneparents.com. We hope to see you at the meeting.

PS. We’re trying to get a webcam to cover the meeting, so that people who can’t be there in person can still dial in. If you can’t be there, just email us for the link.

Wednesday 27 April 2022

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Agenda

The meeting will take place in the school. 

  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising from the February 2022 
  3. Approve the minutes of the March 2022 meetings
  4. Head teacher’s report
  5. Funding for the Calum Ryder Memorial Cup
  6. Update on preparations to welcome Ukrainian refugees
  7. Update from playground-renovation sub-group
  8. Decision on which items to buy for the playground
  9. Treasurer’s update — status and amount of ring-fenced funds
  10. Update on Friends of Breadalbane
  11. Update on planned sports hub for kids with ASN
  12. Update on anti-bullying survey
  13. AOB  
  14. Time & date of next meeting

March 2022 meeting agenda

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday 30 March 2022

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Agenda

The meeting will take place online, using the Zoom platform. Please enter the URL below into your browser:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86949982278

You will not require a password.

  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising from the February 2022
    • School to update on Dunkeld bus situation raised by Jess Pepper.
  3. Approve the minutes of the January and February 2022 meetings
  4. Headteacher’s report
  5. Is the school ready to welcome Ukrainian refugees?
  6. Funding for the Comrie Croft trip
  7. Update from mental health and wellbeing sub-group
  8. Update from bullying sub-group
  9. Update from playground-renovation sub-group
  10. Treasurer’s update — status and amount of ring-fenced funds.
  11. Funding for NSPCC child safeguarding courses for office holders
  12. Update on proposed joint meeting with Pitlochry Highschool
  13. AOB
  14. Time & date of next meeting

February 2022 agenda

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday 23 February

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Agenda

The meeting will take place online, using the Zoom platform. Please enter the URL below into your browser:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86472165702

You will not require a password.

  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising from the January meeting
  3. Approve the minutes of the January meeting
  4. Treasurer’s update on fund allocation
  5. Update from the ASN sub-group
  6. Fundraising and Friends of Breadalbane update
  7. P7 Comrie Croft Trip: request for funding
  8. Support for proposed new sports facility on Aberfeldy Golf Course
  9. Update on road-safety concerns at the campus. Progress
  10. Update on school broadband and connectivity
  11. Bullying
  12. How to increase engagement in sports and activities
  13. AOB
  14. Time & date of next meeting

Parent Council goals for 2022

The following are proposed goals for Breadalbane Academy Parent Council (BAPC) in the 2021-22 academic year.

  1. Work with the school, parents and pupils to identify any attainment gaps which have opened up, or widened, as a result of lockdown and then support the school and pupils to close those gaps.
  2. Work with the school, parents, pupils and local road-safety activists to identify any scope for improvement in road safety at the campus; to identify any extra resources the school could use to improve road safety; and help the school acquire these resources.
  3. Work with the school, PKC and the Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership (HPLP) to identify and eliminate any bottlenecks in school network performance.
  4. Work with the school; pupils and parents to identify unmet needs, for instance pastoral and support needs, arising from lockdown and then to address these needs.
    • To include renewed liaison and listening exercises with sub-groups and affiliated groups such as the ASN Parents Group and Comann nam Pàrant.
    • Work with the mental health and wellbeing group to understand the extent of problems such as bullying, what the school is doing now (policies, practices etc) and if there are other things it and we should be doing?
  5. Identify areas in which the parent council can productively spend its available funds to support pupil experience, attainment, and personal development.
  6. Work with the school, parents and pupils to identify groups of pupils, for instance pupils with additional support needs, who may not be fully included in the life of the school, to ascertain the extent and causes of exclusion, and then to develop policies and practices to increase inclusion.
  7. Revive the parent council’s fundraising arm, to replace funds as we spend them.
    • Ensure that our fundraising volunteers, including the Friends of Breadalbane, have the skills, qualifications and support they need to succeed.
  8. Build links to Pitlochry High School and other associated schools, to help improve transition and pupil experience.
PLEASE NOTE: this is a draft document — created on 7 January 2022 — designed to stimulate discussion. If you think there’s something we have missed, please email us at hello@breadalbaneparents.com.

Final agenda for January 26, 2022

This is the agenda for the parent council meeting that will take place at 6:30pm, 26 January, 2022. If there’s something you think should be on the agenda but isn’t, write to hello@breadalbaneparents.com and let us know.

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday 26 January

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Agenda

The meeting will take place on Zoom. Click here for the meeting link.

You will not require a password.

  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) items:
    • Approve the minutes of the 2020 AGM
    • Treasurer’s report
    • Parent Council 2022 goals
    • Parent Council code of conduct
    • Parent Council communications
  3. Matters arising from the December 2021 meeting
    • Misuse of the fire alarm and its impact on pupil learning and safety
    • Update on the Health and Wellbeing Survey
    • Update on parental concerns about teens buying alcohol in the town.
    • Proposed joint meeting with Pitlochry High School Parent Council
  4. Approve the minutes of the December 2021 meeting
  5. Headteacher’s report
  6. Update on the Pitlochry bus issue
  7. Continued use of face masks in Breadalbane
  8. Update on road-safety concerns at the campus. What next?
    • Results of an FOI about school crossings in PKC
  9. Update on school broadband and connectivity
  10. Update on the playground project
  11. AOB
  12. Time & date of next meeting

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