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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.

Family Learning Event

West Partnership Family and Communities Workstream Event

Monday 29th April 2019

9.15am to 12.30

Motherwell Concert Hall, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB


 Our programme is made up of keynote speakers, including Dr Janet Goodall, a market stall area showcasing a range of good practice across our West Partnership and a chance to network with colleagues across our authorities.

Dr Janet Goodall is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Bath.  She has been involved in research around parental engagement in children’s learning for the past decade, and has written widely on the subject, working with a variety of schools and organisations.

Have you ever wondered what is going on in our partnership, what good practice we have to share?

Helpers Needed!


We are looking for helpers next week. Please click either link if you available. We really appreciate your support!

Many thanks!

P5 walk to the Foundry on Tuesday 23rd

 Easter Mass on Wednesday 24th


Parent Research

 “Does your child have a long term medical condition? Then researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University would like to hear from you.  They are looking to interview parents about their experiences of looking after a child with ongoing health needs. If you could spare an hour of your time please email Kirsty at For more information please visit

Places to Play P1-4

Places to Play Project in Auchenback

Save the Date: 20th March, 18:00-19:30pm

Venue: St. Mark’s Primary

Come and hear whats been happening in your community with outdoor play and children’s experiences. 

Pizza, Tea & Coffee Provided.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please see the link below!

Places to Play return slip

We Need You!

Dear Parents/ Carers,

St Mark’s Primary School will be participating in a Validated Self Evaluation (VSE) activity where we will work with Quality Improvement Officers and Head Teachers from East Renfrewshire Council to evaluate our progress as a school.

 As part of the activity, we will be gathering views from staff, pupils and parents.

 We would appreciate you taking 5 minutes to complete the short line survey which can be accessed via the link below.

 Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any clarification on any of the questions.  This questionnaire will be available until 4pm on Thursday.


St Mark’s Halloween Happenings

Tuesday 3rd and 10th of October 2017

9.30-11.30 am in St Mark’s Family Room.


Come long and have some fun with Parent Network Scotland and make some scary bits n bobs for Halloween.

Join in an arts and crafts session with your child!

Spooky goings on and gory refreshments…


Congratulations St. Mark’s!

We are delighted to inform you that our school has been awarded a sportscotland Silver School Sport Award for 2017-2018.  

 The Silver School Sport Award is recognition of our school’s dedication to putting physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.

The Silver Award also highlights that our school has shown improvement across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.   

Well done everyone!