Our School Vision

 By providing a nurturing and safe environment we strive to promote excellence and allow our children to become:  Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors

Our School Aims

  • To provide a happy, caring environment where creative, effective teaching and learning can take place and where mistakes are made in the effort to try new things and become successful.
  • Parents and staff will work closely together to help children learn, achieve and celebrate their personal best.
  • We will all respect and value differences in people in Port Ellen, Islay and the world
  • To continue getting better as an Eco School and develop positive attitudes towards Health and Wellbeing.
  • We will enable staff to function happily, professionally and effectively.
  • We will maintain good relationships with other schools, partners and the community.



The Scottish Parliament passed a law called the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 to encourage and support more parents to become involved in their child’s education.

The main aims of the Act are to:

·      Help parents become more involved with their child’s education and learning

·      Welcome parents as active participants in the life of the school

·      Provide easier ways for parents to express their views and wishes

To help achieve these aims all parents will automatically be members of a Parent Forum at their child’s school and will be entitled to have a say in what happens at the school. As members of the Parent Forum parents will have a say in selecting the Parent Council (the representative body) who will work on behalf of all parents at the school.

The role of the Parent Council is to:

·      Support the school in its work with pupils

·      Represent the views of all parents

·      Encourage links between the school, parents, pupils, pre school groups and the wider community

·      Report back to the Parent Forum

The new Parent Council was recognised in law from August 2007. For more information on the Act to find out about parents as partners in the children’s learning please contact the School or Community Services: Education (01369 708 526)

or visit the National Parent Forum or Education Scotland’s Parentzone Website.


School Council Elections will take place in accordance with the Parent Council constitution. This will be reflective of the statutory procedures to be deployed. All eligible parents will be notified at every stage of the process.

PARENT COUNCIL MEMBERS – from January 2022 are;

Parent Members:

Chairperson Tina Cunningham
Vice Chairperson Katie Bonar
Treasurer Maria Heads
Secretary Natasha Newcombe
Adviser to the Board Maureen Macdonald
Staff Member Kate Brown
Parent Member Bonnie Wood
Parent Member Linda Kirkpatrick
Parent Member Martin Armstrong
Parent Member Emma MacTaggart
Parent Member Morven Gemmell
Parent Member Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Parent Member Colin Gordon
Parent Member Rosie Gordon
Parent Member Louise Addison
Co-opted Member Larah McKay
Co-opted Member Grace Gibson



Port Ellen Primary School Parent Council Constitution Updated March 2018


Letter regarding the proposals for Transformational Change in the authority

Minutes 20.01.2022

Minutes of Transformational Change meeting 08122021

Parent Council Letter 10-12-21

Minutes 27.10.2021 PE PC

Minutes 06.10.2021 PE

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 28.10.19

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 27.10.2020

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 26.08.2020

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 26.05.2020

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 24.11.2020

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 17.06.2020

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 15.04.19

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 05.09.19

Port Ellen Parent Council Minutes 04.06.19

Port Ellen Parent Council AGM Minutes 22nd January 2019

Minutes of Port Ellen Primary School Parent Council AGM February 26th 2020

Minutes of Parent Council Meeting 14.11.18

Minutes of Parent Council Meeting 24.09.18

Minutes for Parent Council Meeting 17.05.18

Minutes of Parent Council Meeting 08.03.18

Minutes of Parent Council AGM 18.01.18

AGM minutes 2017

Minutes 18.09.17

Notes of meeting 25.05.17

Notes of meeting 16.03.17

AGM 25.1.16

Newsletter March 2016

parent council 29 sept 2015

parent council minutes 27.11.15

parent council 21st March 2016

Parent Council Meeting 23


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