Welcome to the Meiklemill School Parent Council Page.
We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to contribute to the Parent Council.
There are 3 parts to the Parent Council and please get in touch if you would be willing to contribute to:
1. PARENT COUNCIL – working in partnership with the school, contributing to the work and life of the school and representative body for all parents of pupils at Meiklemill Primary.
2. PARENT COUNCIL FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE (PCFC) – working with the school to organise events to raise funds which in turn are used to improve outcomes for learners at Meiklemill.
3. PARENT COUNCIL GRANTS COMMITTEE – working together to source and secure local and national funding that is available for schools.
The next meeting dates are on display in school reception or feel free to phone for more information.
The Parent Council is the representative body for all parents of pupils at Meiklemill Primary School. It is designed to be parent-friendly and it’s a great opportunity to become more involved in, and more informed about, the decisions which affect your child’s school.
What are the aims of the parent council?
The parent council has five main aims:
- To work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming and inclusive environment
- To promote a partnership between the school/pupils and parents
- To develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils
- To identify and represent all parents’ views on educational and welfare matters
- To support the work of the
Who is involved in the parent council?
Our aim is to have at least one parent from each class. Also attending are the head teacher and members of the teaching staff, local councillors and a co-opted member on the parent council. However, any parent and member of staff are welcome to attend the meetings. A parent acts as the chair and the clerk to the Council takes the minutes. Speakers can be invited to meetings, who are involved in any area under discussion.
How do we represent all parents’ views and how do we keep parents informed?
Parents are invited to express their ideas/opinions/suggestions via committee members or through the head teacher. These are then discussed at the next meeting. The committee can then inform either the individual parent, or all the parents, of results of the meeting. The head teacher also includes relevant information in the newsletter. The Parent Council report to parents in Newsletters. The minutes from the meeting are also available on the school website or from the school office.
How to become involved?
Come along to the next meeting which are advertised in the newsletter or contact the school directly. We usually meet once a term on a Monday evening. If you are a parent and would like to express your views without attending the meeting please contact a committee member.