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Parent Council and FoEPS

Parent Council

At Eyemouth Primary School, we wholeheartedly support and encourage the involvement of parents/carers in their child’s education. In August 2007 the Parental Involvement Act became effective, giving parents new rights and Education Authorities new responsibilities to ensure that parents can become involved in their child’s education. All evidence shows that when parents are involved in supporting their child’s education, children do better. The Act builds on the good work that has already been done by parents, Schools, School Boards, PTAs and other groups.

The Act has three key themes:

- Learning at home

- Home/school partnership

- Parental representation – the new Parent Councils

All parents are welcomed to be part of the School Parent Forum at their child’s school. As a member of the Parent Forum you will be encouraged to support events and activities at the school, get involved in your child’s learning and to support our school’s Parent Council and our fundraising group which is known as “The Friends of Eyemouth Primary School” or "FoEPS".

The Friends of Eyemouth Primary School have generously supported the school over many years by raising funds. The financial support is of enormous benefit to all our pupils.

The Parent Council/Friends of Eyemouth Primary School AGM is held in September each year and parents (every parent is already a member of the forum) will be guaranteed a rewarding experience by getting involved in any way.

Email: friendsofeyemouthprimary

For extra information, please go to the school Facebook page:  Eyemouth Primary School

Friends of Eyemouth Primary (FoEPS)

The Friends of Eyemouth Primary School is a group of parents, carers and school staff, where everyone is welcome.

The objectives of our parent council are:

1. To create a welcoming school which is inclusive to all parents and carers.

2. To promote a partnership between the school, it’s pupils and all parents and carers.

3. To help develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of all pupils.

4. To represent the views of parents and carers on the education provided by the school and any other matter affecting pupils education and welfare.

The Parent council is the “bridge” between the school and the parent forum (every parent is automatically a member of the parent forum). We have an important role in helping to maintain and improve links between all parents and carers and the school. We will also represent the views of parents and carers to the Education Authority via various consultations.

We have general meetings around twice a term, which are open to all members of the parent forum. We also have a successful events and fundraising sub-group, who last year raised over £2000 through some well supported events bringing together the school and the wider community. The money raised enabled the school to purchase the “added extras”, for example library equipment and funding trips, which enrich school life for all.

We all want the school to be as good as it can be for our children, however we do realise that not everyone is keen on joining a formal committee. So there are lots of other ways to get involved, like baking for the cake stall at the Christmas fair, helping at a fundraising event, or even going along as a helper on a school trip. We want to offer as many parents and carers as possible the opportunity to contribute in some way to their child’s school and education. We would love to hear any views you have about the school, parental involvement and any ideas you may have about fundraising.

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