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.
- Build expertise within the parent council, so that we have a detailed understanding of how the school and Scottish education generally works.
- Work with parents and the school management to understand where and how the parent council can make the biggest positive impact.
- Get more parents involved in the parent council and make sure that parents feel properly represented by the parent council.
- Create stronger links with the parent councils at Pitlochry High School and at the associate primary schools.
- Work through the ASN Parents’ Group to create a support and knowledge-sharing network for parents of children with additional support needs.
- 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.
- 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.