Papdale Parent Council

World Book Day creations
Entries to the 2022 Parent Council World Book Day competition

Welcome to Papdale Primary School

All members of the Parent Council wish to extend a warm welcome to all children and parents new to our school and nursery.

Every parent/guardian of a child in our school automatically becomes a member of the Parent Forum.   If you wish, you can have a greater involvement by becoming a member of the smaller group known as the Parent Council.  

The Parent Council works together with everyone involved in school life – parents, pupils, teachers, school staff and the wider community – to support the school. 

The purpose of the Parent Council is:- 

  • Promoting effective communication between parents and school
  • Representing parental and community opinions on issues affecting the school
  • Arranging social and fund raising events
  • Supporting the school with new developments
  • Suggesting new ideas and initiatives, researching and developing these ideas
  • Supporting the school by lobbying where necessary
  • Organizing a programme of training for its members
  • Leading partnership work with the school and the wider community
  • Campaigning – on behalf of the Parent Forum and the wider community.

For further information on how parent councils operate in Scotland visit here. The Papdale Parent Council is also part of the CONNECT community.

Papdale Parent Council Meetings

Our AGM is held in September of each year and open to everyone in the Parent Forum.  The date, time and venue will be advertised to the Parent Forum. New members to the committee are always welcome. The committee is made up of representation from different year groups and at the AGM the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer is elected.

The Parent Council meets at least once a term, with minutes and constitution posted on Papdale School Website. We will keep you updated with our news, through our noticeboard, which is in the reception area in the main entrance of the school. There will also be information on the school Facebook page, Website, Seesaw and Expressions App.

Partnership and Fundraising

We are currently working in partnership with the school to promote reading, support delivery of the school improvement plan, ensure good communication, and manage the ongoing parking and road-safety issues.

The parent council is also involved in fundraising to provide “extras” for pupils and the school. We have recently purchased a large number of new books for the school library, supported the development of a new sensory room, supported families on low incomes to participate in school events.

Get Involved

We are here to represent you so please get in touch if there’s anything we can do to help or issues you wish to raise. This can be done by speaking to any of our Parent Reps, or the officer bearers, or by email at or by contacting the school directly.

Thank you,

Lynne Spence, Chair of Papdale Primary Parent Council