Parent Council

The Parent Council provides parents with the opportunity to improve their child’s experience in Bucksburn Academy.


Making a Difference

The Parent Council continues to make a difference to the pupils of Bucksburn Academy. This includes:

  • Organises the annual Careers Fair
  • Set up the Bucksburn Academy Funraisers who have raised £ thousands to give pupils additional opportunities
  • We provide a member of the interview panel for senior school positions
  • Influenced school uniform changes
  • Influenced school timetable changes
  • Influenced new school report format
  • Influenced school timetable changes
  • Provided feedback on the roll-out of the new exams
  • Provided feedback on the poor performance of the Kingswells buses leading to improvements

Joining the Parent Council

Being a Parent Council member benefits both the school and parents. The school gets parental input and feedback.  The parents find out information on how their child is taught, how the school operates and how it deals with all aspects of school life.

Parents also get to know the school management team & staff.  Joining the Parent Council has a minimal time commitment.  We meet up 5 times throughout the year.  We have a friendly chat with other parents and school staff over a cup of tea or coffee.


Contacting the Parent Council

Should you wish to join the Parent Council, or wish to discuss any aspect of the school’s operation, please get in touch. There are a number of ways to get in touch with the Parent Council:

  1. Email us on: PCBucksburnAcademy@aberdeen.npfs.org.uk
  2. Leave a message at the School Office marked ‘Parent Council’
  3. Talk to one of the Parent Council Members. The current Parent Council Members are:
Shelley MacKenzie (Chair) Dave Pottinger (Vice Chair)
Fiona Pirie (Secretary) Denise Poole (Treasurer)
Susan Pirie (Parent Council Forum Rep) Lateef Akaiyi
Angela Anderson Sarah Christie
Alan Greig Lisa Hall
Ana Ivanovich Malcolm MacKay
Graham Marshall Karen Mears
Lynn Murray Sheree Pottinger
Susan Thomson Frances Ward

 


Parent Council Meetings

The Bucksburn Academy Parent Council will meet at 7pm in the school on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 15th November 2017
  • Thursday 18th January 2018
  • Tuesday 24th April 2018
  • Wednesday 20th June 2018

New members are always welcome.

The minutes of meeting from our previous meetings are included below:

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Now That’s What I Call Careers Advice! 2017

 

This year the Bucksburn Academy Parent Council are doing something new, different & exciting! Now That’s What I Call Careers Advice! will provided pupils & parents with all the information required to plan for what happens after school. We had information talks on choosing your future career, applying for jobs, apprenticeships & further education.  Next year we will follow a more traditional careers fair format, although we always try to innovate and improve the event.  We’ll keep you up to date with things as the organisation of the 2018 event progresses


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