If you have a free ten minutes today, you might like to e-mail the Convener and Vice Convener of City of Edinburgh Council’s Education committee, who will be discussing a proposed 1% cut to the Devolved School Management budget tomorrow, Friday 14th February.
In practice, a cut of just 1% will reduce our school’s budget for resources per pupil to around £35 per year -less than some people would pay for a phone contract each month! References have also made re. reducing funding for instrumental music tuition (potentially making it unavailable to pupils whose families cannot pay) and to reducing nursery teachers in early years education.
The parent council feel that it is unreasonable, after years of cuts, to further reduce the school’s resources. If you agree, please let your elected representatives know.
CEC Education convener: Ian Perry email@example.com
CEC Education vice-convener: Alison Dickie firstname.lastname@example.org
Your can easily find your local councillors’ contact details through: http://www.writetothem.com. Input your postcode to get a link to directly contact them all.
Here are the lucky winners of this month’s draw, starting the new year with a bang! Thanks to Anna and Nick for witnessing this time.
The 200 Club is a charity lottery which raises over £1000 a year for the Broughton High School Association. To join, e-mail Colin Gilbert at: 200Club@broughtonhighpc.org or simply fill in the online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/IjCLYZj3nAw4ojAm2 .
The first PC meeting of 2020 will be on Tuesday 21st January in the school staff room (on the right at the top of the Hub stairs). All parents and carers are welcome to attend, for the whole meeting or a short while.
PC meetings are a great way to hear from the Senior Leadership Team about what is happening at the school. If you have an item you would like to add to the agenda, e-mail Aletta at: email@example.com .
A parent contacted the Parent Council through our Facebook page to raise the issue of bikes being stolen from the school’s bike shed. Following a meeting with Mr Wilson, the school have shared this advice:
Unfortunately there is an ongoing issue with bicycle thefts in North Edinburgh and beyond. Around the UK approximately half a million bikes are stolen every year.
In our school we provide a secure bike shed for use by students. It is kept locked through most of the school day. Although the incidence of theft from this facility is low, it is still upsetting for those who are victims when it happens.
If your child stores their bicycle in the school bike shed please ensure that it is well protected. The minimum security advised is the use of a D lock. Further advice is available in the article below. Stay safe.