FOREHILL PRIMARYParent Council
HAVE YOUR SAY
The Parent Council is a group of parents who meet in the school every 6/8 weeks in the evenings. The group is made up of parents, but school staff and local Councillors also attend. The Parent Council allows parents to have an input in school decision-making, and also enables school staff to keep parents informed about the life of the school. We discuss any items that affect the School.
The Parent Council is a forum for all parents and we are always keen to welcome new faces at our meetings. You can do as little or as much as you like, but joining the Parent Council is a great way to find out about things that are happening in the school. If you would like to find out more then come along to our next meeting. We’d love to see you!
Parent Council Constitution
What is the purpose of the Parent Council?
- Work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming school which is inclusive for all parents/carers and offers opportunities for social contact.
- Promote partnership between the school, its pupils and all its parents/carers and to enhance all relationships.
- Develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils.
- Engage in fundraising activities for the benefit of all pupils in the school.
- Identify and represent the views of parents/carers on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education of the pupils.
Chair – Mrs Gillian Reid
The chair is always a member of the Parent Forum. They make sure things get done, not the person who does everything.
Stands in for the Chair and supports the Chair with their role and duties.
Secretary – Mr Dave McIntosh and Mrs Kathryn Samson
Plays an important role in supporting communication between Parent Council members themselves and between the Parent Forum and the Parent Council.
Treasurer – Mrs Jean Fields and Mr Ian Blair
Is responsible for the proper handling of the finances of the Parent Council, but not the actual raising of money. The Treasurer will ensure an accurate record of income and expenditure is kept.
Social Media – Mrs Vicky Scobie
Events Officer – Caralyn Rolph
Feedback and Contact
Your feedback is important to us, let us know what you think of the Parent Council and Fundraising Groups.
Maybe you are not able to make the meetings, don’t worry, contact us by email and let us know your thoughts and ideas. Any suggestions, ideas, comments or views are gratefully received.
Secretary: Mr Dave McIntosh
The Parent Council is a group of parents who meet in the school regularly, to support the ongoing work of the school. The group is made up of parents, but school staff and local Councillors also attend the meetings. The Parent Council allows parents to have an input in school decision making, and also enables school staff to keep parents informed about the life of the school. The objectives of the Parent Council are:
- To work in partnership with school staff to create a welcoming school which is inclusive for all parents, and offers opportunities for social contact.
- To promote partnership between the school, its pupils and all its parents, and to enhance relationships.
- To develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils, including fundraising.
- To identify and represent the views of parents on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education of the pupils.
The Parent Council is a forum for all parents and we are always keen to welcome new faces at our meetings. You can do as little or as much as you like, but joining the Parent Council is a great way to find out about things that are happening in the school. If you would like to find out more then come along to our next meeting.
Parent Council & Fundraising
The Fundraising Group is a number of parents/carers who work together to raise funds which benefit all young people in the school in a range of different ways.
Our parent council and fundraising group are always extremely grateful to the many local businesses who support the school in a range of ways throughout the year with raffle prizes and in many other ways. Their support is greatly appreciated.
Planned Meeting Dates
Future dates for meetings will be shared through the school’s monthly Newsletter, Facebook and intimated to parents through Groupcall.
Our parent council are in the process of planning a number of events, but many depend on the current situation. Watch this space for future events as things develop.
Feedback and Contact
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re interested in getting involved, you can email or phone the school but please check out our frequently asked questions.
What does the Parent Council do?
The Parent Council supports the Head Teacher in making improvements to the school, which will benefit all young people and their families.
This can include fundraising, consultation about a range of issues such as assessment & reporting, homework, Behaviour and Road Safety.
Is it a formal meeting?
Why do you have an agenda and minutes?
Do I need to take minutes?
Do I need to come to every meeting?
How often do you meet?
Normally every 6-8 weeks and dates are made in advance.
I’m really interested in the Parent Council but don’t have time to attend the meetings, is there another way of being involved?
Absolutely. Whether your child attends Nursery or Primary Class, they still attend the School. We would love you to attend and be involved in your child’s education.
My child is at Nursery and hasn’t started the School yet (P1), can I still attend?
I hate walking into a room full of people I don’t know, is it awkward?
The chances are that you will know some of the people attending, as we are all parents/carers, like yourself, who hover around the school playground waiting on the school bell! The Secretary is also happy to meet any new parents/carers at the School Reception and accompany them to the Staff Room.
Do I have to talk in front of everyone?
The answer is no. There is no requirement for anyone to talk if they don’t wish to. You can observe or contribute. The choice is yours!
Is it not daunting attending a meeting with the Head Teacher and Depute Head Teacher?
Absolutely not, Mr Watson and Mrs Hartley are really nice and approachable and want to encourage parental involvement within the School. Although they attend the meetings, it is run by the parents/carers.
I’ve heard that local Councillors attend, is this true?
Yes, sometimes they do attend. They are really friendly and interested in the smooth running of the School and things that affect the local area. They are also a good link to the Council and support us where appropriate.
Why the Staff Room?
It’s convenient and has nice comfy chairs and also a kettle!
Do I get a coffee and a biscuit?