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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.

Early Years Careers opportunities

New Year, New Career
The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow
Thursday 1 February 2018
9.30am for 10.00am until 11.30am

You may have noticed in the media this week that Early Years Scotland, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Daily Record, has been extensively promoting and advertising our exciting first ever Careers Morning.

Early Years Scotland has been funded by SDS to organise and deliver this event to support the national expansion of the ELC workforce by 2020.

We would like to ask you to share this invitation with anyone you feel may be interested in coming along. The link below can be used to book a FREE space. A crèche (also free) is available, and can be booked when registering.


You would of course be most welcome to come along too if you have time and availability on Thursday 1 February. We would ask that you also follow the link to book a space.

I look forward to welcoming everyone on the day!

Best Wishes,
Jean Carwood-Edwards
Chief Executive

Primary 1 and 2 Prayer Service

Primaries 1 and 2 will hold a joint Prayer Service led by Fr Joe on Friday 10th June at 11am in the school hall. This will be a good opportunity for the children to reflect on the successful school year that they have enjoyed. Apologies for the short notice of this, as you can imagine, this is a very busy time of year and it has been difficult to find an appropriate time/day that suited both ourselves and Fr Joe.

We look forward to seeing you then.


Scottish Ballet Auditions for Pupils


SCOTTISH BALLET is looking for primary school children to audition for their Junior Associate Programme!

Auditions will be held in May – closing date Monday 25 April 2016.   

Children who are currently in Primary 5 or Primary 6 are invited to apply.  No previous dance experience necessary. Every child who applies will be offered an audition.

Full details can be found on our website – http://www.scottishballet.co.uk/education/junior-associates.html

Vision and Values

Saint Thomas’ Primary School


Many thanks to everyone who contributed to revising our vision and values.We will be displaying these around the school and on our website to ensure that everyone is familiar with the values that we have identified as being most important to our school community. These will lie at the heart of everything we do here in St Thomas’ Primary.

We value RESPECT

We will treat everyone equally and with courtesy and kindness,
We will respect and care for each member of our school community.

We value HONESTY

We will be open and truthful with one another.


We will encourage and support one another to achieve excellence and contribute to a culture of ambition where successes and achievements are recognised and celebrated.


We will work together with members of our Parish and Local communities to ensure that everyone is valued, included and encouraged to contribute.


We will think for ourselves, encouraging all to adopt positive attitudes to progress, change and improvement.

In everything, we will do the best we can.

Devised by children, all staff and parents/carers, this reflects our shared vision and beliefs as members of a Catholic school Community as we strive to ensure that everyone achieves their full potential by using their God given talents.