Parent Council

Castleview Primary School Parent Council is open to all parents of Castleview.  Meetings are held throughout the school session and are a great way to get involved in the life of your childs school.    All parents are welcome to attend any of the scheduled Parent Council meetings but if you would like to take on a more active role within our Parent Council please give your details into the school office or send them by email to admin@castleview.edin.sch.uk and we will  contact you.

Please see the Agenda & Minutes page for the latest minutes and future meeting dates.

We are currently looking for Parents to help chair the meetings.  There are approximate 6-8 meetings every year and do not take up too much of your time.

Please refer to the Parent Council Roles page on the website for details of the roles available and other general Guidance.

Click here to go to the City of Edinburgh website for more information on Parental Engagement including information on Parenting Classes and additional sources of support for families.

Scottish Attainment Challenge – This is a huge initiative across Scotland and Castleview is hoping to be successful in our bid to be part of this.  As part of this Councillor Angela Constance has written to all Parent Council Chairs.  Please see the letter below.   We have also added a link to  the Scottish Government page where you can access information and links to events and the Draft Framework Document.

Letter to Parent Council Chairs from Cllr Angela Constance

Scottish Government National Improvement Framework

Parent Council Training Dates

Recruitment & Selection Training – Members of parent councils can get involved in helping the school to recruit their Head Teacher & Depute Head Teacher. If you would like to do this you must be trained.   Please click  here for details of the next available courses.  If you are interested you can complete the booking form below.

Recruitment & Selection Booking Form Download

Other Training Dates/Events – No other planned events

Upcoming Events

No Planned Events

Never been to a Parent Council Meeting? – maybe the time doesn’t suit you.  We are interested to get feedback from our Parents on the Days and Timings of the Parent Council Meetings and would appreciate it if you could complete this small survery to give us your views on when they should be    Parent Council Meetings Survey

Craigmillar Community Council Nominations

Communication from Dani Waddell, Link-Up Development Wroker, Thistle Foundation

Nominations for Craigmillar Community Council opened this week and I am the Returning Officer.  Residents who are passionate about their area are invited to play an active role and helping everyone have their say on local issues. Community councils give local residents and community groups like youth forums, parent councils and student bodies more opportunities to influence what happens in their area. Members get involved in a wide range of activities, comment on planning and licensing applications. They take part in community campaigns and work with others to improve the local area. Community Councils are represented on each of the 12 Neighbourhood Partnerships where they work with Councillors, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Lothian and the Voluntary Sector to identify and deliver local priorities. Meetings are usually once a month and members get involved in a variety of issues. By joining your local community council you can make a real difference to your neighbourhood, meet new people, learn new skills and take action on issues raised by local residents. We are looking for people of all ages and from all walks of life to get involved.  Ideas, energy and enthusiasm are welcomed and the Council will provide support to get the best from being a community council member. The last development day was over-subscribed.  I would encourage anyone who’s interested in local democracy to get involved. People aged 16 years or older, and are registered to vote, can join. The nomination period for the community council elections runs until Monday 30 January 2017. Elections, where required, will take place on Thursday 23 February 2017. You can apply as an individual or as a local interest group, such as a Parent Council, Friends of Parks or sports club.  Nomination forms are available from me or on the City of Edinburgh Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitycouncils or from me as returning officer. Since I flagged this up in a previous update, I had two brand new notes of interest in standing – which is very encouraging.  More about Portobello/Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership here: http://www.edinburghnp.org.uk/

 

 


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