Shiny new constitution…

Hello all,

We mentioned this in the meeting but here in its full glory is the new constitution for all to see. Hopefully you’ll think it’s straightforward.  Don’t be put off by the fact it is a membership organisation – everyone can join in, come along to meetings, and make suggestions. We have membership so we have bodies to keep things running. There are no secret handshakes and you can keep your trousers rolled down…Towerbank Parent Group Constitution 2017

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Agenda for PC meeting Thursday 15th June…

AGENDA PC meeting 15.06.17

Last Parent Council meeting of this year on Thursday 15th June.
Everyone welcome. There will be wine. And chat.

Hope to see you there!

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Merging the PC and PSA

Hello all,

Just before the Easter holidays the PSA and PC met to discuss a merger. We’re hoping to form a single parent group that tackles fundraising and issues of interest to parents together. Our plan of action, decided at the meeting, is here PCPSAEGM29032017nextsteps.docx and our original proposal, in case you need a refresher, is here PC and PSA merger (1).

In anticipation of merging, we have drafted a proposal and would welcome any comments – here it is – Draft Towerbank Parent Forum constitution 22.04.2017.

You’ll have seen the ParentMail outlining your chance to vote on this proposal – our current constitution requires 2/3 of the parent body to pass any changes (two thirds of those responding that is…). Here’s the link to the very quick survey – two questions – should only take a minute to respond – Vote on merger

Send any queries or thoughts to

Thanks everyone, all the best from the Parent Council and PSA committees.




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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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