Parental Involvement and Engagement Census

East Renfrewshire Council and its educational establishments undertake regular periodic surveys of parents and carers.  Such surveys support school and local authority improvement planning and provide an opportunity for parents to share their thoughts on current and future involvement and engagement with schools.

Similar practice is undertaken by all local authorities in Scotland and educational establishments under their control.  In order to rationalise this approach to surveying parents/carers and in order to allow comparable consistent data to be collected nationally, which will assist in evaluating the impact of interventions and programmes and support future policy development, every parent/carer of a school pupil in Scotland is being invited to take part in the national Parental Involvement and Engagement Census.

Only one parent/carer per child will receive an email which will include a link to the survey and it is only necessary to complete the survey once per family, per school.  The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete. The survey will open on Monday 31st January and close on Monday 28th February 2022.

The data gathered will be used for statistical and research purposes and will provide East Renfrewshire Council and its schools with information to help:

  • plan, monitor and deliver better policies for the benefit of all,
  • identify and share best practice,
  • better understand some of the factors which influence parental involvement and engagement with our schools,
  • further enhance positive relationships with parents to secure positive outcomes for our children.

The information collected will also be securely shared with the Scottish Government to assist in evaluating the impact of national interventions and programmes and to support future policy development at a national level.

Further information on the collection and how the Education Department and Scottish Government will process the data collected is provided in the Council’s privacy statement and Scottish Government website:

https://eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/pie-census-privacy-notice

https://www.gov.scot/publications/parental-involvement-and-engagement-census/

Should you have any further questions, please contact the Education Department:

Education Department
Council Headquarters
Eastwood Park
Giffnock
East Renfrewshire
G46 6UG
0141 577 3229
customerservices@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Thank you for taking part in this survey collection.

Free School Meal Entitlement for all Primary 5 Pupil’s

Dear Parent/Carer,

For your awareness, currently all children in Primary 1 to 4 are entitled to free school meals and as part of the Scottish Government policy, this has been rolled out to all Primary 5 children, effective from the 5th January 2022.

If your child is in Primary 6 or 7 you may qualify for a clothing grant or free school meals and for further information and to make an application, please click on the following link  https://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/free-school-meals

Welcome back!

We hope that all of the Giffnock Family have had a wonderful holidays! Happy New Year and all the very best for 2022.

We very much look forward to welcoming back all of our children as planned on Wednesday 5th January.

Healthier Minds Parental Events

Supporting Children in Challenging Times

The Educational Psychology Service is delivering three online one-hour parents’ sessions in March (see attachment for details). The aim of these will be to explore how Covid has affected how children and young people think, feel and behave, and to discuss ways in which parents can support their child through the current challenges.

The sessions will refer to our Healthier minds website and resources (https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/healthierminds) and will involve input from partners across East Renfrewshire who support children and young people’s mental wellbeing.  You can access information about joining these events through the link below:

The impact of coronavirus parental events

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