Castle Douglas High School

Achievement, Respect, Unity

Parent Council

 

Castle Douglas High SchoolUpdated on Tuesday 27 February 2015

By law schools have a duty to promote parents’ involvement in children’s education. We are very keen that parents feel able to be involved in their child’s education and learning, that they are active participants in the life of the school and they feel able to express their views on school education generally.

Every parent who has a child at our school is a member of the Parent Forum. The Parent Council is a group of parents who have chosen to represent the parent forum. As a member of the Parent Forum, each parent can expect to:

  •        Receive information about the school and its activities
  •        Hear about what partnership with parents means in our school
  •        Be invited to be involved in ways and times that suit you
  •        Identify issues you want the Parent Council to work on with the school
  •        Be asked your opinion by the parent council on issues relating to the school and education it provides
  •        Work in partnership with staff
  •        Enjoy taking part in school life in whatever way possible
  •        Supporting the work of the school
  •        Gathering and representing parents’ views to the Head Teacher, Education Authority and Education Scotland
  •        Promoting contact between the school, parents, pupils and the local community;
  •        Fundraising and organising events
  •        Reporting to the parent forum; and
  •        Being involved in the appointment of senior promoted staff.

The type of things the Parent Council may get involved in include:

  •        Supporting the work of the school
  •        Gathering and representing parents’ views to the Head Teacher, Education Authority and Education Scotland
  •        Promoting contact between the school, parents, pupils and the local community;
  •        Fundraising and organising events
  •        Reporting to the parent forum; and
  •        Being involved in the appointment of senior promoted staff.

The Parent Council meets on a regular basis (approximately once every six weeks) on a Thursday evening at 7pm in the school. A minute of each meeting is taken and is available on request and can be downloaded below. Alternatively, a copy of the minutes can be requested from the school office or any member of the Parent Council.  Mr John King, the chairperson, can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The current members of the Parent Council are Mr J. King (Chairperson), Mrs Y Bowden, Mrs A. Brown, Mrs E. Budde, Mrs L. Callander, Mr S. Henderson, Mrs M Heuchan, Mrs G. Hodson, Mrs K. Livingston, Mrs MacIlreavy, Mrs J. Oliver, Mrs S. Ross, Mr A. Russell, Mr D. Stevens, Mrs N. Warwick and Mrs M. Young.

The Staff Representative is Mr R Bell. Two Pupil Representatives and the Head Teacher, Mr G Donnelly, will also attend each meeting. The Clerical Assistant is Mrs L Porteous.

2016 - 2017 Session

Minute of Meetings

Thursday 8th September 2016
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2015 - 2016 Session

Thursday 17th September 2015
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Monday 5th October 2015
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Thursday 11th February 2016
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Thursday 11th February 2016
Parent Council Report
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2014 - 2015 Session

Parent Council Reports
March 2015 Report
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Minute of Meetings
Thursday 4th September 2014
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Thursday 13th November 2014
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Thursday 15th January 2015
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Thursday 12th March 2015
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2013-2014 Session

Minute of Meetings
Thursday 6th March 2014
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Thursday 15th May 2014
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