Parent Council

Welcome to St Catherine’s Parent Council page.

The membership of the Parent Forum is made up of parents who have children at the school or who are the main parent figure in the child’s life; grandparent, aunt or uncle, or foster carer. You automatically become a member so you don’t have to do anything to become a member!

You will be invited to a couple, of meetings a year (usually at the beginning and the end of the academic year) where you will receive information about the work the Parent Council is planning to do or has done on your behalf.

As a member of the Parent Forum you can:

  • Receive information about the school and its activities
  • Be invited to be involved in the life of the school in ways and at times that suits you
  • Participate in deciding how the Parent Council is organised and how it operates
  • Identify issues that 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 the education it provides
  • Work in partnership with the school staff
  • Enjoy taking part in the life of the school in whatever way you can

The Parent Council

The Parent Council is selected from the membership of the Parent Forum and its task is to work closely with the Head Teacher and all the school staff to ensure that the parent’s voice is loudly heard. The Parent Council support the work of the school and is instrumental in gathering and passing on the views of the wider parent body to the Head Teacher, the Children and Families Department of the Council and to school inspectors – HMIE.

Members of the 2014/15 Parent Council

Clerk to the Parent Council: Mrs Sarah Cochrane

Vice Clerk: Mrs Alisa Winters

Chairperson: Mrs S. Routledge

Vice Chairperson: Mrs Sarah Ross

Treasurer: Mrs Nikki Martin

Head Teacher: Mr Paul Hunter

Staff Representative: Miss Emma McGrory

Other Council Members:

Mr Alex Boyne
Ms Lisa O’Neill
Mrs Francesca Brown
Mr Paul Rice

Co-Opted Members:

Sr M. Steedman (St Catherine’s Parish)

The Parent/Teacher Association (PTA)

The PTA is a sub group of the Parent Council and is made up of parents who are interested in helping to raise additional funds for the school. This is a very important group because the money it raises goes towards funding things for the children that would not otherwise be funded by the Council. In previous years the money the PTA has raised has gone towards funding the P7 Leaver’s Dance, help towards the cost of school camp, play ground and other equipment used by the children.

The following website is a source of information for parents on a range of issues related to education:

http://www.Itscotland.org.uk/parentzone

You can download the Parent Council Constitution below.

Parent Council Constitution

Update March 2013:

The St Catherine’s Parent Council would like to thank parents for helping us by consenting to the amendments made to the Constitution. This enables us to meet our legal requirements as set forth in the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006.