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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CEC Education vice-convener: Alison Dickie email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
A reminder that the last PC meeting of this term is tomorrow, Tuesday 26th November. 6pm in the school Staff Room (turn right at the top of the stairs in the Hub).
All parents and carers are warmly welcomed to come for all or part of the meeting.
On Friday morning, S3, S4, S5 and S6 pupils will attend the annual Broughton Works Careers Fair, and S1 and S2 pupils will be welcome to visit if they choose after 12pm. The event will:
operate during class time; pupils will be released from lessons
have over 40 small & large employers, and further education institutions present
be a great opportunity to network and find out valuable information about career and subject choices.
What can pupils do to prepare?
Reflect on the career areas that they are interested in
Prepare some questions that they could ask
Practise starting a conversation so that they get used to the idea of speaking to unfamiliar adults!
We are hugely grateful to all the individuals and organisations giving up their time to support our pupils by participating in this event. It would be most appreciated if you can encourage your children to make the very most of this opportunity, and to actively engage with our guests; thank you.
Parents & Carers Welcome:
From 12.00 – 1.00, parents and carers are welcome to attend, please sign in at reception when you arrive.
Parent & Carer Volunteers Needed: Please let us know if you can volunteer to help at the event, from 8.30 am until 1.00pm. Email the clerk if you can help – email@example.com
Careers Fair 2019 Participants
North Edinburgh Childcare
Construction & Engineering
Thomas Johnstone Ltd
- Chartered Surveyors: Bell Ingram
- Art – National Galleries of Scotland
- Advertising – The Leith Agency
- Dance – Biodanza
- Journalism – The Times Scotland
- Film post-production – Freakworks
- Media – Sky Media
- Theatre – Festival Theatre
- Police Scotland
- Ambulance Service
Environment & Energy
- Renewable Energy – Red Rock Power
- Association for Geographic Information
- Historic Environment Scotland
- Lloyds, Bank of Scotland
- Accountancy – Johnston Carmichael
Further Education / Careers
- Academy of Music & Sound
- Cambridge University
- Edinburgh College
- Edinburgh University
- Heriot Watt University
- Napier University
- QA Training – Employment agency
- Queen Margaret University
- Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
- Scottish Government – Modern apprenticeships
- Skills Development Scotland
- Tech Academy Scotland
Hair & Beauty
Hairdressing – Charlie Miller
Health & Wellbeing
- Edinburgh Leisure
- Medicine – “You can be a Doctor”
- NHS Lothian
- Osteopathy – Glynis Smith
- Pharmacy – Sean MacBride-Stewart
- QMRI Proteus
- Research – Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine IGMM
- Social Care – Oluwatoyin Adejoke
- Spartans Football Academy
- Veterinary Medicine – Dundas Veterinary Group
- Corylus Horticulture
Hospitality, Catering & Retail
- Hotel – Apex
- Mitchells & Butlers (Hectors)
Translator – Jan McNeillie
Public Sector & Scottish Government
- National Library of Scotland
- Registers of Scotland
- Scottish Government