Banchory Academy Parent Council

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Our School

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KPMG are one of the ‘big 4’ financial services companies in the world and are coming in to school on Friday 18th December from 1pm to 2pm to talk about two direct entry (from school) programmes that they run. This involves working, training and gaining a University Degree whilst being supported by KPMG.

This talk may be of interest to anybody interested in a career in the financial industry that may include accountancy or wider aspects of financial services including investments, insurance, pensions and banking.

Interested pupils should sign up for the talk at the School Office.

(For general information on career paths at KPMG, see also  .


production vesselParent Council member Megan Hare has been working with Depute Rector Colin Nicoll to get some parent-led careers talks in place.

The first talk will take place on Friday, Dec 4th, in the lecture theatre during lunchtime. It will be presented by a parent, Nick Kennington, who is an Operations/Engineering Manager for BP with accountability for the Foinaven Field/ production vessel, located in the Atlantic 120 miles west of the Shetland islands.


Please do spread the message to students who may be interested, or parents you know who have children who may be interested. The sign up is initially likely to be for S4,S5 & S6 pupils.

If you would be interested in giving a talk about your work or you have any more ideas that could contribute to this careers information initiative, please contact us.


Here we are at the end of November already, but just in time to post some updates and announcements.

  • Banchory Academy condition and suitability of premises – a parental perspectivethe parent council is aware that council officers are engaging with Banchory Academy relating to issues with the structure and suitability of the premises and we are pleased this is happening. We have contributed a parental perspective on the situation. The report, Banchory Academy condition and suitability of premises – a parental perspectivehighlights areas where parents have reported significant impact on their children’s learning experience. It sets parents’ views about the current state of the Banchory Academy premises in the wider context of school estate maintenance both nationally and locally. We have circulated this report to council officers and to our local elected Aberdeenshire Council members.
  • Aberdeenshire Council: Have your say - budget engagement - 2016/17 - in these straitened times for public spending, Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the public's views on its spending priorities, including education spending. You can contribute your views via this online survey.   


Welcome back from the October break!

Just a few things to let you know:

  • The next meeting date is now Thursday 12th November, NOT 3rd December as originally listed. December is such a busy month, so following the October meeting it was decided to bring the next meeting forward. We hope that this will be more convenient for parents wishing to attend.
  • We've added to the local and national external website links listed under the Links menu item. Thanks to Aberdeenshire Council for suggesting further interesting websites. Have a look at the links available - there's a wealth of information about the council's services, the SQA, careers, parenting, university application and so on. Let us know if there are any other links that you would recommend.
  • Aberdeenshire Council has provided their record of the area Parent Councils meeting in June. We've placed a copy in our Documents section.




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