About

An overview of the Parent Council

The members of the Parent Council (PC) are parents, the head teacher and other teacher representatives. There are three post holders: ChairTreasurer and Secretary. Much of its work is carried out by subgroups (such as Fundraising, Accommodation and Clubs) which report back to the PC’s twice-termly meetings. All parents are welcome to attend these meetings.

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Our Purpose

“To improve the school experience for everyone involved”

The purpose of the Parent Council is:

  • To create a welcoming school which is inclusive
  • To identify, seek and represent the views of parents and families
  • To promote links between the school, parents, pupils, nursery providers and the wider community
  • To oversee and account for monies raised

How We are Structured

The Parent Council consists of several groups:

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What We Do

List of achievements 2018/19

  • Funded playground improvements to the Comiston Road site of approximately £15,000
  • Supported 19 clubs
  • Updated the SMPC website
  • Found new Co-Chairs and a Treasurer
  • Canvassed the parent body to identify priorities for spending. The view was: 1) sports and fitness, 2) technology, 3) expressive arts, 4) health and well-being, 5) languages, 6) mathematics, 7) social studies 8) religious and moral
  • Organised the winter and summer fairs, which raised a total of £13,000
  • Offered and financed clubs places
  • Updated our PVG Policy and audited PVG checks for all our clubs
  • Funded our standard yearly commitments (about £14,500) – Science Week, library books, arts and crafts supplies, trip to the Scottish opera, science resources, wish lists for teachers and much, much more!
  • Issued a formal response to the planning application for the new school
  • Funded a new gardening club at Deanbank
  • Funded clothing for children representing the school at skiing and chess
  • Funded zoo membership
  • Funded books, an author’s visit and Christmas decorations!
  • Funded the pop up uniform upcycle
  • Issued a survey to parents on travel to and from school and updated the Travel Plan
  • Worked with the school to address traffic parking issues outside the school sites
  • Set up online banking for clubs
  • Launched a sign up communication newsletter from the Parent Council
  • Worked with the school to address issues stemming from the reduction in janitorial hours
  • Updated the SMPC website
  • And much, much more!!!

Our Constitution

You can download our constitution.