Parent Council 2021/22


Chairperson – Sarah Duncan
Vice Chair – Susan Jarvis
Secretary – Claire Barrett
Communications Officer – Judith Ackerman
Taskforce Coordinator – Rachel Beatton
Event Coordinators – Dee Hollingsbee & Elodie Sellar
SCIO Representative – Eric Nightingale
Teaching & Learning Working Group Leads – Alex Corbishley & Susan Jarvis
Property Working Group Lead – Sarah Duncan

Meeting Dates

Tuesday 31st August 2021
Wednesday 20th October 2021
Thursday 18th November 2021
Tuesday 18th January 2022
Wednesday 2nd March 2022
Thursday 21st April 2022
Wednesday 8th June 2022 (AGM)

Minutes and Meeting Papers

Recent Activities

Below are a few examples of activities Parent Council members have been involved in and delivered in recent years:
  • Seeking the views of parents and carers with regards to the School library, the introduction of ipads, and the school estate consultation, and feeding those back to Scottish Borders Council.
  • Lobbying for better school facilities including enhanced security, accessibility and catering
  • Redistributing over £15,000 of fundraising across school departments
  • The PC continues to champion the whole needs of a child at school including mental health.
  • Feedback on effect on wellbeing of having prelims immediately after the festive break led to a timetable revision.
  • Helping organise careers events
  • Inputting into the development of a leadership programme for promoted staff within the school
  • Conducting a review of curriculum models across Scottish Schools
  • Embracing the school’s efforts in closing the attainment gap
  • Supporting the Eco Committee to make improvements to recycling and reusing within the school, aiming to become a school free of single-use plastic.
  • Supporting and advertising STEM initiatives.

If you’d like to join us in our efforts or share your views and ideas please just come along to a meeting. We are conscious of peoples’ busy lives and are grateful for whatever contribution parents are able to make. Even if you are only able to come to one or two meetings a year, we’d be very pleased to see you. For information, please contact the Chair of the Parent Council, at and follow us on Facebook (PHS Parents) and Twitter @PHSParents)