Backchat, our newsletter for Members, has been published for many years. You will find more recent issues of Backchat in the Resources, Advice & Support for Parents & Parent Councils/PTAs section of the website here.

You can read back issues here:

  • Issue 144, September 2017 – Fair funding and parental involvement in Government, meet the new Regional Advisors, tips on money and free online training. Download the PDF here.
  • Issue 143, May 2017 – SPTC AGM & Lecture 2017 announcement, vote new directors to the SPTC board, the SPTC response to the Education Governance Review. Download the PDF here.
  • Issue 142, February 2017 – SPTC AGM & Lecture 2017 announcement, vote new directors to the SPTC board, the SPTC response to the Education Governance Review. Download the PDF here.
  • Issue 141, October 2016 – Results from Parent’s Voice on the role of dads, new PVG and CPD services, an update on all the changes in education. Download the PDF here.
  • Issue 140, May 2016 – Our new membership framework, an update on Named Person and the launch of Upstart Scotland. 
  • Issue 139, January 2016 – SPTC Lecture 2016, Parents’ Voice on IT – results and Partnership Schools. Download the PDF here.
  • Issue 138, September 2015 – Parents’ Voice on IT, Named Person and the Scottish Learning Festival 2015. Download the PDF here.
  • Issue 137, June 2015 – Partnership Schools, SPTC Annual Lecture, the Scottish Literacy Survey and more. Download the PDF here.