Craigdhu Primary School Parent Council was founded in August 2007.
The council consists of the Head Teacher, eight parents, a teacher representative and a clerk. Local Councillors from Milngavie regularly attend our meetings in order to understand and assist, where possible, with any issues that we face. A constitution is attached which covers the rules and regulations of the Council.
The objectives of all Parent Councils have been shaped by The Education Service’s Parental Involvement Strategy which was published in February 2008. The document sets out how the Education Service intends to meet its various duties under the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. It strives to ensure meaningful involvement of all parents in the education of their children and in the school community.
The role of a school parent council is to:
- support the school in its work with pupils
- represent the view of all parents (in other words, those of the parent forum)
- encourage links between the school, parents, pupils, pre-school groups and the wider community
- report back to the parent forum
The parent council act on behalf of the parent forum concerning any school issue whether it be educational, property related, traffic related, health promoting, etc.
Our role is separate from that of the Parent Teacher Association which does a fantastic job of organising fun events for the children and their families. The PTA also play a vital, and effective role, in fundraising for our school.
During the past year our parent council has been considering the ways in which we could best represent the parent forum. We consider it important that we open lines of communication between parents and the parent council, to give parents the opportunity to express their views on all aspects of school life. Where there is an issue that a good number of parents feel strongly about the Parent Council will work with the school to address that issue.
The members of the Parent Council are:
Lesley Davidson - Head Teacher
Martyn Reynolds - Chair Person
Jane Cowan/Jenny Kerr - Teacher Representative
Doreen Buchan - Clerk
We enjoy serving on the parent council and are always keen to hear the view of parents and carers. Please feel free to approach us at any time if you wish to discuss issues relating to school life. If you would like to become a parent council member, or would just like more information, please contact us via our web address.
Parents are reminded that any issues relating to an individual child would be dealt with directly by
Lesley Davidson, Head Teacher.