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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 pilot.

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 and will remain open until 27 June 2019.

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:

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

Education Department
Council Headquarters
Eastwood Park
East Renfrewshire
G46 6UG

0141 577 3229

Thank you for taking part in this survey collection.

Primary 3 and 5 Shows

We are delighted to try out a new online booking system to reserve tickets for our forthcoming shows. Initially parents and carers will be able to order 2 tickets for either the morning or evening show and then after 1 week more tickets will be available for parents/carers to choose 2 others for any of the sessions that have available tickets. We hope this system will help us with the organisation of our events and improve how we do things. Please click below if your child is in Primary 3 or 5 to book tickets for their event tickets will be available from 9 a.m. on Friday 29th Mach 2019.

Achievements Update!

Our learners are successful, confident, exercise responsibility and contribute to the life of the school, the wider community and as global citizens.  Our pupils achieve a range of skills and attributes through a wide range of activities.

As a school, we are committed to recognising a broad sense of achievement.  Therefore, in addition to the many ways in which we celebrate achievement within school already  we would like you to inform us of any additional achievements that we may not yet know about your child.

In order to modernise how we work and to be more Eco friendly, we will no longer ask you to complete a Golden Achievement Sheet for your child. Instead we would like you to photograph your child with a certificate, trophy, etc and in no more than 200 words, please outline the achievement including the pupil’s first name only.   Please add this information to the proforma here-  achievements  and email to

Alternatively, you can Tweet achievements and photographs to @KirkhillPS

Your child’s achievement will then be displayed on Twitter, on the plasma screen at reception, in the hall during lunch times and before assemblies.

We look forward to receiving your achievements.

Our Science Garden Fundraising

Over the next few months we will be working closely with our Parent Council and School Community to raise funds for our new science Garden. Plans of our Garden can be found here;

science garden plan 

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UNCRC Article 29
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and
abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for
human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and
other cultures, and the environment.

Public Meeting- Maidenhill Primary School

A public meeting for parents/carers will take place at 6.30pm on 27 November in Mearns Primary School.  Representatives from the Education Department, as well senior leaders from Mearns and Kirkhill primary schools, will be in attendance to provide you with further information and to answer any questions.

Plans and images of Maidenhill Primary have been uploaded to the Maidenhill Website.

The most recent meeting minutes from the steering group can be accessed  here

Please find an exemplar of the letter sent out this week to parents/carers in the Maidenhill catchment area here