Proposed Meetings with Parent Council Representatives, May 2011

A letter has been placed in the Documents page of this Blog which went out to all Parent Council Representatives from the Director of Education.

The letter is asking for feedback on options for meetings.   

Option 1 – two area meetings only

Option 2 – four area meetings

Option 3 – separate additional meeting for Parent Council representatives for each of the eight secondary schools

 Also the letter asks for suggestions for agenda items.

Please refer to the letter for further information.

Feedback to be emailed to by no later than Monday, 25 April 2011

Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival on Tour

Sally Wilson from Imaginate has asked me to forward you the following information regarding an opportunity for Parent Councils to work with them to present performances from this year’s Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival in their school, as part of their continuing commitment to bringing productions from the Festival to local communities.

 I have also forwarded this information to the parental involvement key contact in your area from the SPION group.

 This year they would like to involve a selection of Primary schools and their Parent Councils from the following local authorities in their community touring programme:





Perth and Kinross

 This year, Bank of Scotland has offered to cover the cost of each of these performances, to offer them free of charge to Parent Councils, to support them in the creation of an exciting community event, while generating funds from ticket sales.

 This year’s production is available for evening bookings from Monday 16 – Friday 20 May and from Monday 23 May – Wednesday 26 May 2011:

 Is This a Dagger, the Story of Macbeth from the award-winning Wee Stories Theatre Company

 Wee Stories’ Andy Cannon will take you on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again.

 Shakespeare’s celebrated play Macbeth is a tale most foul, of witchcraft, deceit and murder! However, the story of the real King Macbeth is a very different tale indeed. So why was the first king of Britain so delighted with Shakespeare’s wonderful fictional masterpiece?

 “Strikingly heartfelt and intelligent… immensely classy stuff”

The Scotsman

 Duration: 75 minutes

 Capacity: 100 maximum (dependent on the venue size)

 Recommended Age: P4+

 Cost: FREE

 For further details please contact Jennifer Cummins – Projects Co-ordinator on 0131 225 8050 or by email at

Parent Council Claim Forms and Procedures

New documents have been placed in the Financial Matters Page to help Parent Councils better understand admin procedures and to give Parent Councils access to Financial Forms.

Documents added are: 

    Parent Council Budgets and Administrative Procedures

    PC1 – Payment of Parent Council Secretary

    PC2 – Parent Council Statement of Telephone Calls

    PC3 – Petty Cash Form

    PC4 – Parent Council Expenses/Subsistence Claim Form

Any enquiries please contact Pam Scott on 01307 6321 or