Our Parent Council was established in accordance with the Scottish Schools 2006 Parental Involvement Act. The act recognises that in order for children to realise their full potential, schools should welcome the views of the parent forum and encourage parental involvement.
The Parent Council consists of a team of up to 20 people, elected from the parent forum (all parents in the school.) Our primary goal is to support our children through an active, positive, and effective partnership with the school.
We communicate with parents via meetings, the notice board, class rep emails, newsletters, and – most frequently- via our facebook page, the Parent Forum. Please join us there!
Practically, the Parent Council creates opportunities and encourages parents to get involved in school life and supports the school through the work of its sub-committees. There are currently five subcommittees focused on gardening, playground improvements, a new school website, maintenance projects, and road safety.
Our key initiatives for the 2017/18 school year are:
- Effective communication between school and home
- Better outdoor experiences for pupils (upper stage playground improvements, gardening club, field access, etc)
- Topical workshops to support parental engagement and involvement (curriculum, internet safety, etc)
- Positively impact the Ferryhill Parent Community
All parents and carers are very welcome at our meetings with the school’s management team. Meetings happen five times per year and are advertised via the facebook page and class rep emails.
The current Parent Council administrators are Angela Wigham (chair), Karen Boyd (vice chair), Karen Petrie (secretary) and Derrick Reid (treasurer). If you have any questions initiatives, or ideas, you can contact us via email.