SPTC News e-update – August 2014

SPTC News e-update
August 2014

Welcome back to a new academic year! It’s hard to believe that schools are already back in session but we hope you’ve all enjoyed a well deserved rest this summer – as usual we’ve got lots to tell you about.
Scottish Learning Festival 
Right now we’re in the middle of preparations for our Parents Connect stand at the Scottish Learning Festival, working with National Parent Forum of Scotland. This is the first time SLF has a space dedicated to parents. There will be discussion sessions on a variety of topics as well as visits from organisations who work with parents such as Families Need Fathers, Grounds for Learning, Enquire and many more. SLF has a busy programme of speakers, workshops and exhibition stands and it’s absolutely free to attend so register for your place on the SLF website.

SPTC Membership
If your group pays its own membership, you should have received and returned your membership renewal form to us- if you haven’t your membership has lapsed and you are not covered under the membership-linked insurance or entitled to SPTC member benefits. To find out what SPTC has to offer why don’t you have a look at our member leaflet?
This does not apply to those parent groups who are covered under their local authority’s group membership – check if your local authority is covered here.
If you want to renew now or have any questions or concerns about membership then please get in contact with us at sptc@spct.info or 0131 474 6199

Gathered Together Training

With many schools starting a new term this week Gathered Together is kicking off with a new program of training sessions on involving and recruiting parents from diverse backgrounds. You can read about the events on our website or read more about the project on the Gathered Together blog. 

Hopscotch Theatre – autumn productions

Hopscotch Theatre Company creates cross curricular linked performances and drama workshops for young people in Scotland. Its touring productions make their way all across Scotland three times a year – you can read about their events schedule or visit their website for information about the company


Exclusive schools promotion

This summer Currys PC World is offering increased donations for those supporting school groups! To read more about the promotion Currys is offering take a look on our website. If your parent group isn’t signed up with easyfundraising then what are you waiting for? It’s simple, quick and absolutely free!