Here are links to two documents produced by the Scottish Government on the purpose and role of parent councils and information for members of parent councils.
Parents as Partners – The purpose and role of Parent Councils
Parents as Partners – Information for Parent Council members
If you have any questions on the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is some information on the new qualifications from the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s (SQA) website:
New Qualifications – Support for Parents and Carers
Have you seen the new parent and carer section of our website?
It has a range of resources, including our new parent and carer leaflet, to help parents and carers to understand the changes to national qualifications. Our Mythbustervideos answer some of the most common questions.
We have a jargon buster to help explain the terms we are using while developing the qualifications. We also have a chartwhich tells you what qualifications young people will study depending on the school year they are in now.
We are publishing draft documents on our website for feedback as we are developing the new qualifications.
We have now published draft Course Assessment Specifications for National 5. These documents give more detail about how each National 5 Course will be assessed and define the mandatory assessment requirements.
The documents are quite technical and are aimed at teachers and education specialists but we also welcome feedback from parents. You can give us your comments via Have Your Say – www.sqa.org.uk/haveyoursay.
We have also recently published draft Unit Specifications for Higher. You can find out more about these documents on our website. Feedback on the latest documents can be given until 31 January 2012.
Keep visiting www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforparentsfor all you need to know about the new qualifications. Sign up for MyAlertsto receive e-mail updates.
Here is a link to the draft minutes from the recent parent council meeting on 14 November 2011.
14 November 2011
The next meeting is on Monday 23 January 2012 at 7pm in the school staffroom.
All parents are welcome to attend.
More information on the parent council can be found on the link to Pinkie Parents on the left.
The AGM for the Parent Council (Pinkie Parents) will be held on Monday 26 September 2011 at 7pm in the school staff room.
All parents/carers are welcome to attend.
Refreshments and home baking will be available.
Should you have any questions, please phone Rosemary on 0131 665 1972.