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  • Oct 03 / 2016
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Parent Council

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Every parent or carer of a pupil at Park Mains is a member of the Parent Forum and the Parent Council is a representative group chosen to represent them. The Parent Council meets at least once every term and meetings are open to all parents and carers. Meetings are informal and are held in the management suite at 7pm. Dates will be announced on the school website.

Parent Councils have an important role to play in ensuring that children’s education is enriched by parents’ valuable life experience, individual personal skills and unique knowledge of their own child.

The Parent Council aims to:

  • provide a voice for parents on issues that are important to them and their children
  • help the school to understand how to most effectively involve parents in their children’s learning and in the life of the school
  • support the school and headteacher in developing strong home/school partnerships
  • support the school in its development and improvement, and in understanding and making links with the wider community
  • capture the unique and varied skills, interests, knowledge and experience that parents can offer.
  • Help with fundraising

For more information on parental involvement or to find out about parents as partners in their children’s learning, visit the Parentzone website at www.parentzonescotland.gov.uk

Head Teacher Reports associated with meetings:

One of the aims of the Parent Council is to help the school by fundraising . This helps with the purchase of things that are not covered by funding but that benefit the pupils and delivery of the curriculum.

2016

This year we plan to contribute towards the purchase of a 3D Laser Cutter/Printer which will be based in Technology but staff across the school will be trained to use the new equipment. Pupils across the school in most subject areas will benefit from this new equipment along with groups of pupils in Enterprise group, Eco group, Duke of Edinburgh and STEM.

2014

We made a contribution to the purchase of the new school minibus. This is a great asset to the school and pupils across all year groups have benefitted from the minibus through trips, events and Duke of Edinburgh activities.

2013

£2,000 was raised to purchase a high specification Apple Mac computer for the Recording Studio in the Music department. This has made a huge difference to the activities that pupils can take part in.