Articles tagged with: parent council

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Backchat: Issue No. 137, June 2015

In this issue: Launching our Partnership Schools programme Parents’ Voice on PVG Renewing your membership Scottish Literacy Survey results What is Partnership Schools? You’re going to be hearing a lot about Partnership Schools over the coming years so here’s a quick Q&A to help explain the basics. Q What is Partnership Schools? A To use […]

Members’ Survey report 2014/15

Towards the end of 2014 we surveyed all 1900 SPTC member groups. We wanted to find out how people are using our services, what they are aware of and how we can continue working to provide the services our members want and need. Since 2014 we have added several resources to our range including podcasts, […]

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, […]

Parents’ Voice – Protection of Vulnerable Groups Legislation, February 2015

Parents Voice is SPTC’s on-line survey group, comprising more than 1000 parents who receive occasional on-line surveys on topics relating to education and schooling.  Our last survey was on the topic of the new National Qualifications and parents’ experiences of the new exam system. We wanted to hear any comments or suggestions for improving the […]

Media issues for January 2015

Employment £145,000 Scottish Government support to help young people into jobs (Scottish Government, 02/01/2015) Nicola Sturgeon may have taken Scotland’s highest political office but in other industries women are struggling. Julia Belgutay asks what education can do to bridge the gender divide (TESS, 09/01/2015) A new programme to help women from ethnic minority backgrounds in […]

The role of office bearers & committee members – Edinburgh

If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of numbers and a way of contacting you should the event […]

Parent Council Essentials – the next steps – Kelso

Parent Council Essentials 2 is a great session for both new and more experienced Parent Council members, but we advise that you should have already attended Parent Council Essentials (PCE) to learn about the basics of how to run your Parent Council, as PCE 2 follows up on some of the issues raised in that […]

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 […]

Organising Social & Fundraising Events

This session has been designed to answer the questions we are asked most frequently on this topic. It gives you an opportunity to pick up new ideas but also to learn about running events safely and efficiently, with information on everything from insurance to money handling. If you would like to register for this event […]

Involving and recruiting diverse parents – Aberdeen – CANCELLED

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. For more information please contact the office at sptc@sptc.info or 0131 474 6199

Involving and recruiting diverse parents – Falkirk

The session should give you lots of ideas on how to reach parents who are not as involved as they could be due to different barriers: along the way we will answer some of your questions and might even bust a few of the myths surrounding parental involvement. Our session ‘Engaging and recruiting diverse parents’ […]

Glenrothes High School Cluster

If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of numbers and a way of contacting you should the event […]

Focus on Communications – Bonnyrigg

For more information about this session please click here If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of numbers […]

Media issues for October 2014

Higher Education Undergraduates and employers reap benefits, says Alastair Sim. (Scotsman, 02/10/2014) A GROUNDBREAKING initiative to teach Advanced Highers to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds at a university hub rather than school has been backed by the Education Secretary. (Herald Scotland, 02/10/2014) EDINBURGH is the highest at 36th in the world, followed by Glasgow at 94, […]

Parent Council Essentials – Grangemouth

For more information about this session please click here If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of numbers […]

Scottish Learning Festival 2014 – Raising achievement and attainment for all

As you may know SPTC along with the National Parent Forum of Scotland held a stand at the Scottish Learning Festival. ‘Parents Connect’ was the first ever  dedicated stand for parents at the SLF. We met loads of parents who had questions about running their group as well as those who wanted to find out more about […]

Glenwood Cluster

If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of numbers and a way of contacting you should the event […]

Auchmuty Cluster

If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at sptc@sptc.info or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of numbers and a way of contacting you should the event […]