Parent Council Support and Development News

What’s happening locally!

Financial Accounts

I am keen to issue parent council funding payments as soon as possible. If you haven’t already submitted 13/14  accounts please do so immediately. If you are unclear about any of the procedures please get in contact as soon as possible.  Excel Spread sheets are now available to support your record keeping. Further

Free training for parents! ‘Recognise, Reflect and Resolve’

Thursday 26th March, the Credo Centre, Aberdeen

Are you a parent? Would you like to find out how to deal differently with ‘silly wee things’, and arguments with your children at home? If so, this course could be for you! If you or anyone you know is interested in attending simply follow this link for more information and to register –

To contact the organiser, please email or call 0131 475 2493

Meet the Hendersons

A message from Heather Wilson, Health Improvement Officer (Alcohol & Drugs), Aberdeen City Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP), 01224 557047

We are stressing the importance of an alcohol free childhood and encouraging parents to visit the Meet the Henderson’s website for information and advice about children and young people attending house parties over the festive period.

We also thought that the Meet the Hendersons website would be of particular interest to schools and  a good source of information and advice for your parents.  We are aware that a recent publication identified school websites as a good source of information and one of the first places parents would visit on their search for credible information.

Meet the Hendersons has been developed by the three Alcohol & Drug Partnerships in Grampian and is the primary source of alcohol related information for parents in Grampian.  Can I ask that you to give consideration to including a Meet the Hendersons link on your school website or blog.  Also attached is a picture which can be used as a button link to the website.

Inclusion Team Newsletter

This is the First edition of the new inclusion team’s newsletter, we hope you find this interesting.

What’s happening nationally!

SALSUS (Scottish Schools adolescent Lifestyle & substance Misuse Survey)

See attached newsletter for your information.

National Parent Forum for Scotland

A survey for parents of children with additional support needs. We have launched this survey to gather views about additional support for learning.  In particular, we would like to find out if there have been changes to the provision your child receives. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the questionnaire and share with anyone who you think might be interested.

Early Years Survey for Parents

NPFS is looking for parents’ views on early learning and childcare. If you have children of preschool age, or have recent experience of this stage, then we would be grateful if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. Please pass on the link to anyone you think might be interested in taking part. We’re keen to get as many returns as possible.

Help for Parents on Subject Choices

If you’re struggling to understand subject choices and are trying to support your child to make decisions, have a look at the resources for parents and pupils on the My World of Work site. It features up-to-date, accurate and helpful information about subject choices at school, including:

  • top 5 tips for helping your child make the right subject choices
  • the My Strengthstool to help make choices in terms of what your child is good at and the future world of work; and the Careers A-Z together to help your child discover what subjects they’ll need for different careers.

If you require support, advice or wish to request further training. Please get in touch.


Parent Council Support and Development

Aberdeen City Council

Frederick Street

Aberdeen AB24 5HY

DD 764821

Blackberry 07876 785317