Parent Council

We are a group of parents who are interested in influencing the future of the school by getting involved in developing school and Council policy by representing the views of parents to the school and to the Council.  This involves giving up a small amount of time to come along to six or seven short meetings each year with the Rector and other school staff.  Even if you can’t make it along to meetings, you can still help by giving us your views on particular issues.

The Parent Council (PC) at Peebles High School has been in existence since October 2007 and meets at least 6 times a year. Its membership is somewhat fluid, with 8-12 regular attendees. The PC meeting is always attended by the school Rector, with other members of staff attending depending on the agenda.  It is occasionally attended by pupil representatives (Head Boy and Girl) and by Scottish Borders Council representives or community representatives where relevant items are being considered.

The role of the PC is to identify and represent the views of parents in matters relating to the education of our children and to work in partnership with the school, its pupils, parents and the local community to help every pupil maximise their potential.  The PC develops and engages in activities that support the school in relation to the education and welfare of the pupils, including involvement in the design and implementation of the School Improvement Plan.  The PC also engages in fundraising activities to provide additional facilities and resources for the school.

The PHS PC has 4 sub committees:

  • PTA, a parent group which is mainly concerned with organising fundraising activities for the school
  • PHS200, a parent support group providing a flexible and fast response to specific tasks as required by the school
  • PHS200Club, a parent group which raises funds for the school via a donation scheme
  • PHS Learning Support who fundraise on behalf of the Additional Needs Department and aim to promote the full integration of young people with additional needs in the High School

Recently, the PC has been concerned chiefly with:

  1. Supporting the school in Developing the Young Workforce
  2. Investigating how we can poverty proof our school
  3. Supporting the school in the introduction and review of providing Personal Support to all pupils
  4. Supporting the school in the introduction and review of a new Tracking and Monitoring system
  5. Working with the school to review the current curriculum structure
  6. Working with the school to review the way school dinners are organised
  7. Working with the school to review the school uniform policy
  8. Working with the school to review the school homework policy
  9. The introduction of a monthly Parents’ e-Bulletin
  10. The design and introduction of a new school website

If you’d like to join the PC, please look out for the date of our next meeting and simply come along. We are conscious of peoples’ busy lives and are grateful for whatever contribution parents are able to make. Even if you are only able to come to one or two meetings a year, we’d be very pleased to see you. For information, please contact the Chair of the Parent Council, Margaret Hogg, at phspc@outlook.com

Information

Dates for meetings:

Note all meetings are held 7pm at PHS Sports Facility Meeting Room

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Monday 29 January 2018

Monday 26 March 2018

Thursday 17 May 2018

Tuesday 12 June 2018 AGM

Parent Council Minutes:
Parent Council Minutes

Parent Council Agenda:
PHS PC Agenda 24 Oct 2017