Notes from PC meeting 13th May 2020

The PC committee met online with Mr Wilson on 13th May to discuss the transition to online learning and parents’ questions. Notes from the meeting are now available in the Minutes of PC Meetings section of our website:

broughtonhighpc.org/about/minutes-of-parent-council-meetings/

We hope to meet again in early June – do let us know if there are issues you would like us to raise with the school. You can contact the Parent Council by e-mailing: clerk.bhspc@broughtonhighpc.org or by sending a message through our Facebook page. We also have the askaparent@broughtonhighpc.org e-mail account for general queries.

Raise your queries with the Parent Council

The Parent Council hope to meet online with senior staff next week.  If you have any topics you would like the PC to raise please let us know.  You can e-mail us at: clerk.bhspc@broughtonhighpc.org or message us through our Facebook page.
We are also running the Ask A Parent e-mail service if you have general queries:
Please remember that you should contact the school directly if you have specific concerns about your child’s learning.  Contact details for the guidance teachers are available on the school’s recent newsletter.
Please make sure you are signed up for alerts from the school’s website – click on the subscribe link on the News and Events and Covid 19 section to keep up to date.  If you haven’t already completed the survey from this week’s newsletter, you can find it here:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xFXKK_lVa05MqCChF6u83d1UNUsyQVA0M0c3MThXNFo0UDk5MjdFMUdGSy4u
With best wishes from everyone on the PC.

PC meeting postponed

The Parent Council meeting which was planned for Tuesday 17th March has been postponed.   A new date will be advised in due course.

Parents wishing for updates on the Coronavirus situation should go to the school’s website:

https://www.broughton.edin.sch.uk/latest-news/categories/news.html

You can subscribe to receive e-mail updates from the website.

Proposed cuts to school budget

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  ian.perry@edinburgh.gov.uk

CEC Education vice-convener: Alison Dickie alison.dickie@edinburgh.gov.uk

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.

 

 

200 Club draw January 2020

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.

200 Club January 2020

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  .

 

 

Parent Council meeting, Tuesday 21st January

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: clerk@broughtonhighpc.org .

200 Club draws

Santa came early to the lucky winners of the  200 Club December and Christmas draws yesterday!

Joining the 200 Club is a great way to support the school – use the link below to sign up for £5 per month, or e-mail Colin Gilbert at: 200Club@broughtonhighpc.org for more information.

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