School meals at Towerbank

A major project for us this year has been to look at the quality of school meals served at Towerbank. This has long been an issue for the school and they asked the Parent Council to partner them in assessing what the offering was and how it could be improved.

For the story of the work we’ve been doing over the past year and what impact it’s had on the school meals, check out this summary towerbank-school-meals-work-summary-november-2016.

To read the full report we presented to the City of Edinburgh council back in June this year, click here  towerbank-school-dinners-report-to-cec-final-draft-6-06-2016. Bear in mind a lot has happened since!

A big thank you to everyone involved in the project, especially Trudy McPherson and Onyema Ibe for partnering me in taking on the council!

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A year on…

Hello all. It’s been a year since Ruth and I took on the challenge of running the Parent Council. We’re pleased to say that this year has meant meeting lots of new and enthusiastic people and getting involved in all sorts of interesting projects with the school. Briefly, we’ve recruited a class rep for every class plus the nursery, helped make significant changes to the school dinners our children eat at Towerbank and contributed to a new homework policy for the school. We’ve built a close working relationship with the PSA and have welcomed a newly formed and revitalised Playspace group who are going to take forward the development of the playground over the next few years. There’s been meetings, report writing, many conversations over coffee (and the odd drink here and there) and a few delves into Lost Property… here’s to more of the same for another year!

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Minutes of Parent Council meeting

Hello all.
Ruth and I chaired our first Parent Council meeting last week and we’re glad to say we weren’t the only people there. Thanks to all who came along and took an interest in what’s going on at our school and what we’re planning for this year.

To find out what we discussed take a look here… MINUTES PC Meeting 8 03 2016. Our next steps are to recruit reps for every class in the school to make sure everyone gets a say – ParentMail to follow.

Have a good week.


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Come and join us!

We’re looking for year group reps to join us on the Towerbank Parent Council. You’ll need to come to one meeting a term, be willing to listen to and comment on things that matter to the school and to our children and to feedback to the rest of your year group’s parents. It won’t take too much of your time and could really help the school out.

For more information contact Ruth or Andrea or come to the Parent Council meeting on Tuesday 8th March, 7-9pm in the staff room.

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There’s one day left for comments on the renewal of Planning Permission for the new High School. Submissions have to be in tomorrow.

Anyone wishing to support, object to, or comment on the application can do so via the Planning Portal, or can e-mail, quoting the planning reference 13/03200/FUL and giving their name and address.

Should you wish to support the application an on-line form is also available here.

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