Council membership is open to any parent in St Bartholomew’s Primary School and Nursery Class. The Parent Council’s rights and duties include:
(a) Supporting the work of the school
(b) Representing the views of parents
(c) Consulting with parents and reporting back to the Parent Forum on matters of interest
(d) Promoting contact between the school, parents, pupils, providers of nursery education and
the wider community
(f) Taking part in the selection of senior promoted staff
(g) Receiving reports from the head teacher and education authority; and
(h) Receiving an annual budget for administration, training and other expenses
(i) Improving home school partnership and facilitating parental involvement
The Parent Council will be selected for a minimum of two years, after which members may put themselves forward for re-selection if they wish. After the initial two year period the Parent Council will review and consider requirements for membership. All parents of children at the school can take part in the selection process by volunteering to be a member of the Parent Council. In the event that the number of volunteers exceeds the number of places set out in the constitution, members will be selected randomly from the names submitted. Anyone not selected to be a member of the Parent Council may be offered the opportunity to be part of any sub-groups set up by the Parent Council.
Members of Parent Councils, on a voluntary basis, may also have an advisory role in decisions on placing requests by parents in respect of those situations where the number of placing requests for a particular school or for a particular stage in a particular school exceeds the number of places available.
Ms Nicola Rae (Chairperson)
Ms Debbie Gemmill (Treasurer)
Ms Sinead Gray (Secretary)
Mrs Patricia Morris (Community Link)
Mrs Bolland (School Representative)
Mrs McLean ( School Representative)
The Parent Council meets on the last Monday evening of every month at 6 pm. All parents and carers are welcome to contact the school, or any member of the Parent Council, should they have a particular issue, idea or concern they would like to raise.