Articles tagged with: events

Can we sell home made cakes or are we restricted by food safety regulations?

Do we need a copyright licence to play music at our school events?

Do we need a PIPA test for our bouncy castle?

We’re planning to release sky lanterns (chinese lanterns) at our event: does our insurance cover us?

Can we include stallholders in our insurance?

Do we need a food hygiene certificate for a barbecue?

Our headteacher says we do not need insurance. Is she right?

Do we need background checks (PVGs) on possible members of the Parent Council?

Can our Parent Forum be the Parent Council?

Who can vote at our AGM?

The son of one of the PTA members would like to run the disco for us. Are we covered?

Open Day at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is holding an open day on Sunday 20 September for the Transitions 20/40 programme. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s ground-breaking Transitions 20/40 Programme plays a vital role in supporting people from key postcode areas to explore their potential in the performing and production arts by being part of RCS classes […]

Parents Connect at Scottish Learning Festival 2015

This year SPTC will again be part of our Parents Connect stand at the Scottish Learning Festival along with NPFS, the Scottish Government and Education Scotland, plus some guest organisations The festival takes place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on 23 and 24 September. It’s totally free to register and you can see the […]

EFFE symposium report – May 2015

The European Forum for Freedom in Education (EFFE) held their ‘Improving Social Equity through Education’ seminar in Edinburgh, May 4 – 5th. This symposium brought together educationalists and policy makers from across the UK and mainland Europe in order to learn and consider how best to bring about change. During the symposium we heard from Dr Andreas Schleicher and Professor Pasi […]

Sports day at Cortachy Primary School

No summer would be complete without a school sports’ day and in this field Cortachy Primary School never fails. Not the sunniest Friday afternoon June could offer for the event this year but only grey clouds presented themselves to the gathering, and mercifully no rain.  It would require a great deal more to ever dampen […]

Gordon and Earlston Primary Schools open their doors to encourage parental involvement

Staff and pupils from Gordon and Earlston Primary Schools have opened their doors to parents, carers and the local community to give them a chance to find out more about learning and achievement in their respective schools. Gordon Primary held an event on the morning of Thursday 21 May while Earlston Primary held two sessions, […]

Director Nominations

The role of Director of SPTC is an important one: we are a parent-led membership organisation, dedicated to supporting parents. Our directors have a role to represent the interests of our members and to make decisions about the future of SPTC. Directors need to be thoughtful and passionate about parental involvement in education. They also […]

SPTC Annual Lecture and AGM programme

Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA 3 March 2015  6.00    Arrival and registration for SPTC members in Whispering Dishes 6.30    Annual General Meeting of SPTC in Science Show Theatre 7.00    AGM finishes. Arrival and registration of other guests. Reception (tapas, tea & coffee) and networking for members and guests 7.20    […]

Media issues for November 2014

Governance Removing schools from local authority control and setting up a national body to deliver education services could be one way to deal with looming cuts to public spending in Scotland, a parenting group has suggested. (Evening Times, 04/11/2014) Candidates are being sought for a new independent panel to make final decisions on school closure […]

Scotland China Education Network (SCEN) Ambassador’s Conference – September 2014

September 2014 On 29 September the Scotland China Education Network (SCEN) held its Ambassador’s Conference at the Playfair Library, Edinburgh. SCEN was founded in 2006 with the aim of bringing together organisations and individuals with an interest in promoting the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture. The theme of the conference was ‘Chinese: […]