Parental Engagement in Edinburgh (Summary)
This document covers the proposed changes we plan to make in how we operate, to address comments that were specifically about the Parent Council in our survey of parents last year.
An email from the Parent Council Chair to local Councillors and members of the Education, Families and Children Committee of Edinburgh Council calling for investment in Trinity Academy to be made a top priority for the 2018/2019 budget setting process.
The attached file is a guide to how to contact our local Councillors, members of the Education, Children and Families committee and our MP and MSP.
In October and November 2017 we carried out a survey of parents views about the Parent Council and the school. Thanks you to everyone who took the time to respond; we had a fantastic response rate.
This is the summary report on the results of that survey.
This booklet, written by parents for parents, aims to pass on helpful information at the start of your child’s journey through high school.
This week we issued a written delegation to the City of Edinburgh Council regarding the ‘Wave 4’ programme for refurbishment of Edinburgh schools and lobbying for additional investment in the school.
As a result, the meeting of the Education Children and Families Committee on Tuesday this week passed the amendment summarised below:
“To further agree to offer to establish a working group at … Trinity Academy … and that improvement options be reported back to Committee in March 2017”
We felt this was necessary because there are a few specific areas where the school is already unable to accommodate its existing roll and these accommodation pressures are going to increase in the near future as larger numbers are expected from feeder primaries. Our further concern is that during the long process of preparing Wave 4 plans, investment in the school has been significantly reduced.
We are very pleased to have the chance to work directly with the Council officials on this and look forward to seeing what improvement options they propose to the committee in March next year.
This week we issued a letter to the Council regarding the ‘Wave 4’ programme for refurbishment of Edinburgh schools and the need for continued investment in the school.
Since the programme was first reviewed in the summer of 2015, there has been no visible progress made on the first of the activities the Council is carrying out — forecasting the future school roll. It was originally stated that this would be complete in 2015 but is still continuing. The purpose of our letter at this stage is apply pressure to the Council to finish these studies and also to highlight that for us as a parent body, any holding back of necessary investment during this period is not acceptable.