Have your say – on ELC budget.

How to do more with less. 

It’s not good news. ELC, like other local authorities, are having to work out “How to do more, with less.” In reality, hefty cuts in non-statutory provision are expected.

As the residents of East Lothian, your views are requested. Find the Budget consultation here. Find Shaping our Services here as ELC look ahead to the need to ‘do more with less’.

Education Scotland Surveys for Parents.

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The following two Surveys are open until 30th November 2016.
Reporting to Parents – Consultation
 
Education Scotland are consulting parents and practitioners as part of the process to develop guidance for schools and local authorities on reporting to parents.  Please fill in the questionnaire to help gather views on reporting to parents.  The closing date for the consultation is Wednesday 30th November 2016.
 
 
School Improvement – Consultation
 
Education Scotland are consulting parents and practitioners as part of the process to develop guidance for schools and local authorities on involving parents in school improvement planning.  Please fill in the questionnaire to help gather views on school improvement.  The closing date for the consultation is Wednesday 30th November 2016.

Governance Review – Scot Gov.

Scottish Schools Governance Review. 

– a chance to have your say on how Education is shaped in Scotland.

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All parents and carers are invited to share their views regarding Scottish schools. Consultation is open until 6th JanuaryScottish Schools Governance Review

30th November 2016: There is an opportunity to attend an open event in Edinburgh also, tickets are free but most be booked (by 6th Nov).

Scottish Schools Governance Review – Engagement Session

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For more information and other dates / venues for Ministerial Engagement Sessions, see below.  Continue reading “Governance Review – Scot Gov.”

Have Your Say On Play: East Lothian Consultation

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Last day to respond to this survey is 30th September ’16, so please do take a few minutes to give your views. They do count! The working group will review responses and this will help shape the new Play Strategy for East Lothian. Play is the key driver for how children develop and learn so be their advocates today 🙂

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/play-strategy-draft/consult_view

Parents’ Petition Update

This is a quick note to let parents and others who signed the recent petition know that we have been speaking with the Education authorities in East Lothian Council regarding our grave concerns over a perceived lack of parent consultation in the appointment of senior staff to Pencaitland Primary.

190 signatures were gathered over a three day period which the Parent Council is deeply grateful for as it illustrates that there is widespread disquiet over this issue.

We will continue to update parents as and when we have any news to report.

Pencaitland Parent Council
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