Update from your Parent Council

Environmental Services 2015

PC Checklist Developing your School grounds

Dear Parent Council,

Happy Easter to you all, it’s been a busy term for many groups. I hope you enjoy a well-earned rest with your families.

Please share this information with your Parent Council / PTA members.

Please forward any of the relevant news to the rest of the parents in your school.

Save the date for PC Training events and City wide parents meetings



27th April 15


6.00pm – 7.30pm

HR Selection & Recruitment


This is essential training for PC members. If you have a vacancy for a HT or DHT post. The workshop will cover the protocol and processes

involved in recruitment.


Aberdeen City Council

Mezzanine floor

Room 1

Frederick Street


AB24 5HY

Kirsty George

HR Advisor


13th May 15

7.15pm – 9.00pm

Termly Parent Council

Open to all Parent Councils/ PTA’s


Café Coast

Beach boulevard


AB24 5HP


19th May 2015,

10.00 am to 12.00

That figures… treasurer training


Essential for new PC/ PTA treasurers or those who want update their skills. The workshop will look at the council’s financial guidance, good book keeping systems and give good practice for money handling at fund raising events.

Aberdeen City Council

Mezzanine floor

Room 2

Frederick Street


AB24 5HY

Finance Team



20th May 9.30am – 3.30pm

Please bring your own lunch – teas and coffee will be provided


12 places available

First Aid Training – PC/PTA’s


For all parents who are running fund raising events  and want to have first aid qualification



Rosemount Learning Centre

Belgrave Terrace


AB25 2NS

David Scorgie

First Aid Training


21st May  2015


7.15pm – 8.30pm


ASN Forum Hazelwood School

Fernielea Road


AB15 6RU


Theme to follow

Financial Accounts

If you haven’t already submitted 13/14 or accounts please do so immediately. Accounts for 14/15 should be submitted by the end of June 15.  Excel Spread sheets are now available to support your book keeping practice. If you are unclear about any of the procedures or require support please get in contact.

Guidance for School Grounds Development

The development of school grounds or outdoor space is a valuable way of working in partnership with your school, pupils and parents. Guidelines have been produced to enable your PC to think through the processes and understand protocols. There are a number of resources available to support you. Please find attached checklist for Guidance and Environmental Services offer.

What’s happening locally

Parentalk Tour Event – Parenting under 12’s – a survival guide

During this event, we’ll look at key issues such as communication with our children, setting boundaries, helping them grow in independence while keeping them safe and, above all, building strong bonds with them that will help us weather those teenage storms. We’ll share practical tips that you can take away and put into action at home straightaway. It certainly won’t be dull – there will be lots of humour and you may even shed a tear or two. The aim of this event is to have you leaving inspired and empowered as a mum or dad.

May 12th 7.30-10pm (doors open from 6.45pm) Deeside Christian Fellowship,  Milltimber. Aberdeen  AB13 0JE

www.cafeforthefamily.org.uk/parentalktour for further details and ticket purchase

What’s happening Nationally

National Parent Forum for Scotland

Higher Revision in a Nutshell

Exam revision time? NPFS have published revision guides for the new Curriculum for Excellence Highers. The leaflets provide a clear summary of what you need to know for the exam, including links to specimen papers and other useful sites.


ASN Parental Survey

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.


Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) – getting more support leaflet

A new leaflet from the Scottish Government tells you more about the new law – the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. and how it will help children, young people and their families to get more support if they need it. Guidance has been drafted for the people and organisations that work to support your child.  For more information about the Act and guidance see attached leaflet.

The Alcohol Education Trust (AET)

An organisation that produces a range of materials for parents and teachers is an excellent source of information on the subject of alcohol education.  They produce a regular newsletter for parents which can be found on their website.


The March edition includes features on talking to 10 – 12 year olds about alcohol, exam stress and end of term parties,  Unfortunately we do not have access to any dedicated AET staff in this area but the information contained in this recent newsletter and their website is relevant to parents and young people across the UK.

For Scottish based websites with information on drugs we would suggest parents visit http://knowthescore.info/ or http://www.mycrew.org.uk/

Best wishes


Parent Council Support and Development

Aberdeen City Council

Frederick Street

Aberdeen AB24 5HY


DD 764821

Blackberry 07876 785317

Please note I work  Mondays to Wednesdays term time only

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