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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.

Partnership with The Avenue Wins an Award

Mearns Primary School and The Avenue Shopping Centre have been awarded the Revo Purple Apple Marketing Award. The school has been working in partnership with The Avenue since 2017 to help pupils develop skills for life, learning and work.

Pupils from across the school have visited retailers to learn about the businesses in the centre.

The project has been very successful and we look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.

Getting to School Safely Week 2019


Thank you to all the pupils, parents and members of staff who helped make this week possible.

Over the course of the week the Junior Road Safety Officers took   part in a number of different activities to promote the different ways we can make our school a safer place. The committee discussed that the car park was the biggest area of concern.

Each day 4 members of the committee took on the role as parking attendants in the car park. Though most most drivers were courteous and most pupils and parents moved safely around the car parks,  the committee noticed a number of issues that can easily be fixed such as:
• Children being dropped off in the bus spaces.
• Children jumping out of the cars onto the road and the zebra crossing.
• Parents/carers parking in disabled parking spaces.
• Parents/carers parking in the drop off areas.
• Parents/carers using the staff and bus car park spaces instead of the visitor’s car park.

Please can you ensure that if you are needing to park your car and take your child into the school playground that you use the parking spaces provided, as by using the drop off area you are preventing other parents and carers from using this facility.

The JRSO committee will be continuing to work on improving the safety of our car park throughout the year and will be out completing spot checks to ensure that our car park is being used efficiently. We will continue to work together as a school community to make our car park safer for our children.

Sport For All

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, Sport For All (Mar – Jun 19) programme is now available for booking. To view all of our activities, please click on the following link; Sport for All Mar – Jun 19

Already registered for our activities – you can book and pay here.

Alternatively, you can book over the phone by calling 0141 577 3008 Mon – Fri 8:45am – 4:45pm.

If you have any enquiries please contact us at