Parental involvement events to be held in NE

Parents of Aberdeenshire children and young people will have the chance to find out more about their children’s school and wider learning experiences at two events later this month.

Aberdeenshire Council is holding two parental involvement events on Saturday, March 16, at the Lochter Centre in Oldmeldrum and Saturday, March 23, at the Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre.

Both days will run from 9.30am to 2pm, with lunch and refreshments provided.

The events are aimed at giving parents the chance to find out more about the learning experience offered within Aberdeenshire schools and other Education, Learning and Leisure settings, with the opportunity to network with other parents and ask questions of a number of representatives, including Maria Walker, the council’s Director of Education, Learning and Leisure.

There will also be a range of interactive stalls and discussions groups, focusing on the ways parents can get involved in their children’s learning, the new national qualifications offered via the Curriculum for Excellence, assessment and attainment in primary schools and opportunities for wider achievement.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson, said: “Parents can sometimes feel that they have a lack of involvement with their child’s day to day learning experiences and these events are a good way for them to direct questions to council staff, find out a bit more about they ways they can get involved in schools, as well as network with other parents from around Aberdeenshire to share experiences.”

All parents and carers are welcome to attend at whichever venue best suits them and are asked to complete a short registration form by visiting www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/parentscarers/parents/parentsevent.asp.

For more information, contact marjorie.temperley@aberdeenshire.gov.uk