Welcome to the Leith Academy Parent Council pages
The Parent Council aims to encourage and support parents
to be involved in their
children's experience at Leith
Academy. The Council is run by parents, but also
includes teachers and members of the
wider community. It provides a way for
parents to share their skills, interests
and enthusiasm with the school so that
all children can benefit from positive
role models and a greater appreciation of
the community they live in.
What does 'involvement' mean?
At Leith Academy, we would like to encourage parents'
involvement in the widest possible sense. This might
include providing support to teachers in particular
subject areas, helping with official school events
such as performances and trips abroad, or just taking
part in social events that help to maintain a sense
of community centred on the school.
What is your area of interest?
Perhaps you are a musician or sportsperson and would
like to offer support to teaching or after-school
activities in those areas; perhaps you would like
to offer your opinions on school initiatives or simply
stay in touch with other parents. Whatever your area
of interest, the Parent Council can help to find ways
of following it up in partnership with the school.
How to get involved
Leith Academy Parent Council meets 5 times in each
academic year. All meetings
are held in the school at 7pm and last
around 1.5 hours.The 2016/17 dates are:
Any parent/carer can attend meetings and no commitment
is required to come to meetings or Parent Council-run
events. We want you to be comfortable with your level
of involvement so that you do not feel any pressure
to do more. The minutes of previous meetings
are available from this page.
Speed Career Events
We have held four successful events over recent years for parents to speak about their careers to students. They are lively and informative events and we have found them to be very useful for S4 students.
Read about Speed Careers here .
Beyond Leith Academy
Edinburgh has four Locality Groups set up to facilitate consultation and communication with parents. Our Parent Council feeds into the North East Locality Group, and in turn these Groups inform the city-wide Consultative Committee with Parents (CCwP). This is a city-wide forum for discussion and consultation with parents on local and national issues, also attended by senior staff from the City of Edinburgh Council Children & Families Dept. You can see recent minutes and information in the right hand column.