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.

Psychology of Parenting Project

Psychology of Parenting Project (PoPP) offers The Incredible Years and Triple P across Edinburgh.

Both programmes are for parents and carers of children aged 3 -6 years years who are displaying elevated levels of behavioural difficulties.

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Income / Expenses Nov 2016 - Jun 2017

Income / Expenses Nov 2016 - Jun 2017


Contact us

You can contact us about any aspect of Leith Academy Parent Council via email; leithparentcouncil@gmail.com

Nationals and Highers in a Nutshell

To help parents better understand the new qualifications, the National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced Nationals in a Nutshell and Highers in a Nutshell.

Minutes of Meetings

07 June 2017 (AGM)
25 April 2017
01 February 2017
29 November 2016
05 September 2016
08 June 2016 (AGM)
25 April 2016
03 February 2016
24 November 2015
07 September 2015
10 June 2015 (AGM)
27 April 2015
04 February 2015
12 November 2014
08 September 2014
11 June 2014 (AGM)
05 February 2014
19 November 2013
09 September 2013
11 June 2013 (AGM)
22 April 2013
06 February 2013
13 November 2012
10 September 2012
13 June 2012 (AGM)
24 April 2012
05 December 2011
26 October 2011
30 August 2011