Welcome to Friends of Glaitness School

Contact Information

The current chair is Maggie Henning, for more information about Friends of Glaitness School (FoGS) please contact us using the links below.

Email at:  fogs@glow.orkneyschools.org.uk

Or also on our Facebook page which is available through the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glaitness-School-Parent-Council/292012817490629

Please note that Facebook can provide external links which are outwith the School’s control.

You can also speak to your child’s class representative, the current list of reps is below.

2023/24 FoGS Parent Council Reps 

Meeting Information

The next FoGS meeting will take place in person on Tuesday 30 April 2024 at 7pm in the Nursery Family Room.  Anyone unable to attend can join online.  The Agenda and Meeting link will be posted on Facebook in due course.

Latest Minutes – 14 11 2023 Minutes

Historical Minutes – Previous Minutes

What does Friends of Glaitness School do?

FoGS are the formal representative body for parents / carers of children attending Glaitness School.

As a parent of a child in our school you automatically become a member of the Parent Forum, and if you wish, you can have greater involvement by becoming a member of the smaller group known as the Friends of Glaitness School (FoGS), which works together with everyone involved in school life – parents, learners, teachers, school staff and the wider community – to support the school. Elections are held once a year at the AGM.  FoGS meets around once per term, with additional meetings when there are special events, e.g. preparing for a fundraiser or helping out at parents’ evenings.

As automatic members of the Parent Forum, all parents can expect to:

  • Receive information about the school and its activities.
  • Hear about what partnership with parents means in our school.
  • Be invited to be involved in ways and times that suit you.
  • Identify issues you want the parent council to work on with the school.
  • Be asked your opinion by the parent council on issues relating to the school and the education it provides.
  • Work in partnership with staff.
  • Enjoy taking part in the life of the school in whatever way possible.

The Parent Forum decides how its representatives on the Parent Council are chosen and how the Parent Council operates. Parents / carers are encouraged to volunteer or put themselves forward to be chosen as representatives on the Parent Council if they wish.  A list of the current parent representatives is available from the school office.

The main aims of FoGS is to:

  • Support the school in its work with pupils.
  • Represent the views of parents.
  • Promote contact between the school, parents, pupils, providers of nursery education and the community.
  • Report to the Parent Forum.
  • Be involved in the appointment of senior promoted staff.
  • Raise funds for the school for the benefit of pupils.

Below is our Constitution for FoGS

Glaitness PC Constitution-Amended Sept 2017

Further Information

For more information on parental involvement and to find out about parents as partners in their children’s learning, please contact the school or visit the Parentzone website at https://education.gov.scot/parentzone. Information on parental involvement is also available on Orkney Islands Council’s website through the following link: http://www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/P/Parental-Involvement.htm.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland is the national organisation for Parent Councils, and each local authority has a representative on the Forum. For further information about this please contact Education, Leisure and Housing by telephoning (01856) 873535 or emailing education.leisure@orkney.gov.uk.

More details can be found on the following web pages:

https://www.npfs.org.uk

https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/getting-involved/National%20Parent%20Forum%20of%20Scotland