Parent Council

OLDMACHAR PARENT COUNCIL

The role of the Parent Council is to:
• Support the school in its work with our children
• Encourage parents to get involved in their children’s learning and education
• Encourage parents to participate in the life of the school
• Represent the views of parents and report back to the parent forum.

Every parent of a pupil attending Oldmachar is automatically a member of the parent forum. The Parent Council represents all parents, carers, guardians or anyone having duty of care of a child or young person.

The Parent Council meets on a Tuesday evening six times during term time. All members of the parent forum are welcome to the meetings and these usually consist of the parent council members together with the Head Teacher and representatives from staff and elected council members. Please check our calendar for upcoming meetings.

All parents’ views matter, and we would like the Parent Council meetings to be where parents’ and carers feel confident and comfortable putting these forward. When parents and carers are consulted, or surveys completed we want this to feed in to development and improvement of the school.

We want to develop a stronger voice for the wider parent forum, through the Parent Council meetings, parent surveys and ensure that parents' views are listened to and taken into account. We want to continue to ensure that the Parent Council and the school have a positive working partnership.

For more information on the Oldmachar Academy Parent Council please contact the school office in the first instance who will direct your call appropriately. For general information about the role of parent councils, there is some good information on the Parentzone section of the Education Scotland website.

ROAD CROSSING DANGER
The Parent Council, with the support of the school, is trying to raise awareness of the danger of the road crossings near the school.

The safety of our young people is our priority.

The crossing causing most concern is at the junction of Jesmond Drive and Whitestripes Road.

We would like this to be upgraded from a zebra crossing to a signal-controlled crossing to ensure safe passage for our young people. No upgrade is planned at present.

To support this, we would like to ask anyone involved in any incidents (or near misses) to report these to the police by calling 101. Information from these calls is part of the data considered when allocating money for road upgrades.

Raise concern; raise awareness.

Oldmachar Academy Parent Council

50/50 Club
The Parent Council is running a 50/50 Club this year. This allows Parents/Guardians to invest in the school’s fundraising efforts by one simple donation. Parents/Guardians can buy any number of entries @ £10 per entry.

Your number will be entered into a draw that will be held each month for 10 months from September 2016 – June 2017. There will be 3 monthly prizes.

The payment method for the 50/50 draw is by cheque. A group call will go to winners with two options. This will ask if they would like to claim their prize or wish to donate back to Parent Council.

If you would like a number please download and complete the attached form, enclosing payment and return to OLDMACHAR ACADEMY marked for the attention of the Parent Council by Friday 2nd September.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘OLDMACHAR ACADEMY PARENT COUNCIL’

We will then do a draw for September at the Parent Council AGM on Tuesday 6th September at 7pm to which all are invited.

Oldmachar Academy Parent Council