Banchory Academy Parent Council

Representing parents and carers

Our School

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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the content of a new Education Bill which will empower schools and strengthen the role of parents. The consultation is open from 7th November 2017 - 30th January 2018. It's an online survey (link below) and anyone can respond whether as an individual or on behalf of a group. The Parent Council will make a group response, but individual parents may wish to make their own personal response.

John Swinney (Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills) writes: 

"The reforms which the Bill will bring about will enable decisions about the education of those children to be taken by the people who know that child best – their parents, their teachers, their school and their community."

Read his full letter here.



The following invitation is open to all; please RSVP to Roisin as indicated, for numbers.

Dear Banchory Academy Parent Council,

You are invited to a meeting to hear from Aberdeenshire Council about the current situation in relation to Banchory Academy buildings and to agree future methods of communication with the wider community.

The condition of Banchory Academy was highlighted as one of the most important issues within the recently published Banchory Community Action Plan.

Time, date and venue as follows:

Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017 6.45-9pm; PFR Room, Banchory Community Centre

Can you please confirm your attendance by emailing and pass on to any relevant stakeholders as well.

Many thanks,

Roisin Daly

Marr Area Partnership

Development Officer

Mobile: 07765696478

Scottish Charity Reg. SC031462

We receive a fair amount of correspondence about relevant national or regional organisations, events and surveys.

Here is a summary of September's inbox, all worth a click:


Following on from the AGM earlier this month we welcome new parents Jill Matthew and Scott Newey to the Parent Council.

The positions of Chair and Vice Chair are currently vacant and we will be addressing how to manage this at our next meeting on Thursday October 5th at 19:00 in the school library. All parents/carers are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Minutes of past meetings are available via our Meetings link.




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