Parents in Partnership (“PIP”)
is the Currie Community High School (“CCHS”) Parent Council
ALL parents/carers of any student at CCHS are automatically PIP members, you don’t have to “apply”, it is automatic, and all parents/carers will be warmly welcomed at all PIP meetings and activities. You won’t be called on if you don’t want to speak or to volunteer – it is up to you how much you want to be involved. The main thing we do ask is, if you want to join the email mailing list, you email email@example.com and give us permission to store your contact details.
School Boards were abolished in 2006 and City of Edinburgh Council arranged for all schools to form a new parent body. PIP was set up as the parent council for CCHS. Its name embodies PIP’s purpose of being a line of communication between the parent body and school staff in matters of education and welfare as well as raising funds for the benefit of students’ experiences at CCHS. PIP’s aims are:
Enable cooperation and communication between parents/carers and teachers
Discuss matters of mutual interest relating to the education and welfare of students
Engage in activities that support and advance the education of pupils, and
Raise funds for the benefit of CCHS students
You can view PIP’s constitution here.
PIP meetings – how they run
PIP meets five times a year (or more if needed). Meetings switched to virtual during the Covid-19 pandemic and are still virtual. We pick dates across the year and on different evenings so as many parents/carers as possible can attend.
Meetings run from 7pm to 9pm and open with parents/carer volunteers reporting back. Then we hear from school staff, including Head Teacher Jenny Hutchison.
Our Co-Chairs facilitate the discussion so there is a great mix of hearing new information and review/challenge by parents/carers. Meeting dates for the rest of 2021/22 are:
We have seen a steady increase the numbers of parents/carers joining PIP meetings in the past few years, which is fantastic. We want this to continue.
Future Meeting Dates
Our meetings are held in the school library (LRC) between 7 pm and 9 pm on each of the dates below:
Tuesday; 29 August 2023
Monday; 9 October 2023
Wednesday; 10 January 2024
Thursday; 21 March 2024
Tuesday; 21 May 2024
PIP Office Bearers
Once a year at the AGM (and at other times if there is an unexpected vacancy) office bearers are elected from the parent body. We have a Chair (or Co-Chairs), a Treasurer and a Secretary. The current office bearers were appointed at the May 2021 AGM and are:
Co-Chairs: Emma McGlynn & Kevin Kealy
Treasurer: Hilda Rankin
Secretary: Jo McKay
More information on the office-bearers is in their bios here.
Specific sub-groups for particular areas of focus were established for the 2020/21 year and have made a huge impact. Our current groups are below – click the symbol for contact details or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch with one of the sub-groups. All sub-groups actively welcome more parents/carers getting involved and would love to hear from you.
Follow us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/CurrieCHSPC
Apply to join the Facebook private group (there will be membership questions)
By email – email@example.com
CCHS PIP maintains an active email contact list for PIP meetings. All parents/carers are invited to join BUT – under GDPR – we can only include you if you give us permission to store your contact details. Click here to join the mailing list and consent under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).