Success Stories

This is the Success Stories section where you can tell other parent groups about your activities. If you have a project or Parent Council/PTA activity you’d like to share, then just fill in the template and decide which theme your story comes under – Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Learning at Home, Decision Making or Collaborating with the Community – and we’ll do the rest.

We’ve chosen these six themes because they are the Six Types of Involvement we use in the Partnership Schools Scotland framework. We’ll also be posting Success Stories from schools involved in the Partnership Schools Scotland project.

Warddykes Christmas Fayre - Warddykes Primary School, Angus

The whole school community works together to create a wonderful event which is improved each year by involving everyone in evaluating the fayre

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Parent Council Chair Support Group - Angus

Connect works with local Parent Councils and Angus Council to establish a group for Parent Council chairs

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Charity Shop - Webster's High School Parent Council, Angus

Webster's High School Parent Council ran a charity shop to raise funds

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Kinnaird PTA goes Digital (App) - Kinnaird Primary School PTA, Falkirk

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Sponsored Sport - Southmuir Primary School, Angus

A whole school approach to fundraising via sponsored sporting activities

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Kindness Challenge: Promoting Wellbeing

A whole school community came together to promote kindness and to tackle bullying behaviour

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Grandparents and the Bingo Connection

A primary school welcomes family members into their school community and helps build connections

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Dads and Drills: Involving Dads

A Primary School project brought the men in children's lives into school for some fun physical activities

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A Winter Reading Night to Encourage a Love of Reading

An American primary school hosts a family event with the support of community businesses and social enterprises

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Monster Mash Family Literacy Evening

A primary school in the United States uses a fun theme for a family literacy evening

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Cultivating a Culture of Reading: Dinner and a Book

An American high school project helps young people to enjoy reading at home

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Digital Yearbook - Tynewater Primary School Parent Council, Midlothian

Tynewater Parent Council celebrates a busy year digitally

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A Parent Council creates a cookbook - Edzell Primary School Parent Council, Angus

Creating a fundraising cookbook was easy using a specialist publisher

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Parent 101 Workshop: The Essentials - Meldrum Parents in Partnership, Aberdeenshire

Meldrum Parents in Partnership runs an online workshop on YouTube

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Aberdeenshire Parent Council Chairs set up a Facebook group

Aberdeenshire Parent Council Chairs communicate with one another through a closed group on Facebook

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Pop Up Shop - Craigour Park Primary School Parent Council, Edinburgh

Craigour Primary Parent Council runs an affordable pop up shop

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10 Reasons to Support the Parent Council leaflet - Birkhill Primary School Parent Council, Angus

The Parent Council produces an attractive leaflet to promote its work

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Parents support the school library - Tynewater Primary School, Midlothian

Parents take on running and managing the school library

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A Social Media Policy - Tynewater Primary School Parent Council, Midlothian

A Parent Council writes and adopts a social media policy

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Fundraising - St Columbkille’s Primary School Parent Council, Rutherglen

St Columbkille Primary School parents fundraise with the community and bring everyone together

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Bubbles and Buble Evening - Meldrum Parents in Partnership, Aberdeenshire

A social event raises funds and creates community spirit

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Code of Conduct -Lhan bryde Primary School Parent Council, Moray

A Code of Conduct helps everyone to work together effectively

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easyfundraising - Aberlady Primary School PTA

Joining easyfundraising does what it says on the tin

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Parent Council Flyers - Trinity Academy, Edinburgh

An A4 flyer about the Parent Council is shared with parents at the school

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Giving your Parent Council a Health Check

A Parent Council uses Connect's Health Check templates for improvement

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Equal Access to Digital Learning - Anderston Primary School, Glasgow

Parents are involved in understanding how tablets are used by their children in class

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Pupil Equity Fund - Levenmouth Academy, Fife

Levenmouth Academy staff consult pupils and parents about their priorities for the Pupil Equity Fund

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School Grounds and Gardening Club - Dunbar Primary School Parent Council, East Lothian

Partnership-working has produced great results for Dunbar Primary School

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School Calendars - Dunbar Primary School Parent Council, East Lothian

A school calendar is produced with support from parents

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Parent Council Facebook Page - Giffnock Primary School Parent Council, East Renfrewshire

A Facebook Page helps a Parent Council to share information with parents

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Parent Council Facebook Page - Middleton Park Primary Parent Council, Aberdeen

Setting up a Facebook page helps with communications

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Getting Parents Involved in Parent Councils - Glamis Primary School, Angus

Glamis Primary School sets up a new Parent Council and encourages involvement

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International Day - Flora Stevenson's Primary School, Edinburgh

The school community takes part in a day-long celebration of different cultures and countries

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Parental Involvement - Earlston Primary School Parent Council, Scottish Borders

Earlston PS Parent Council holds a marketplace-type event to share information

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Sports Day - Cortachy Primary School, Angus

A school community comes together to enjoy a school event

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A new website - Waid Academy Parent Council, Fife

Waid Academy Parent Council's first website is used to help parents and pupils find out about school trips

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For the love of reading - St Peter's Primary, Edinburgh

Volunteers support reading and a refurbished library

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Sharing Parents' skills and talents - Uphall Primary School, West Lothian

A parent and bank employee came in school to talk to children about money sense

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Sharing values and beliefs - Moray Primary School, Grangemouth

Parents come into school and talk about values and beliefs

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An attractive newsletter - Trinity Academy Parent Council, Edinburgh

Trinity Academy Parent Council produces an attractive newsletter

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Keeping parents involved in children's progress - St John's Primary School, Edinburgh

A new approach to reporting children's progress to parents is devised

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S1 Parent Information Evening - Trinity Academy, Edinburgh

The Parent Council gathers information that parents wished they had known in S1 to share with incoming S1 parents

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Improving food choices - St Francis Primary School, Glasgow

Healthy eating is promoted through cookery classes for parents and children

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Pupil Equity Fund - Levenmouth Academy, Buckhaven

Levenmouth Academy consult parents about spending their Pupil Equity Fund

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Outdoors and numeracy - Friockheim Primary School, Angus

Friockheim PS uses outdoor activities to support numeracy

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Parents talk to children about their learning - St Nicholas Primary School, Broxburn

Parents are kept up-to-date with their children's learning by schools

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Bereavement Support Initiative - Meldrum Primary, Aberdeenshire

A parent group looks to the wider community for advice on bereavement

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Getting Dads Involved - St Patrick’s RC Primary School, Denny

Getting dads involved in schools at this primary school helps boys to engage with their learning

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Parent Council Information Videos - Tynewater Primary School, Midlothian

The Tynewater Primary School Parent Council's chairperson produces short animated videos using an online app

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STEM Family Activity Day - St Francis Primary School, Glasgow

A family Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths day brings together the whole community

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Tesco’s #BagsofHelp Initiative - Meldrum Parents in Partnership, Aberdeenshire

Meldrum Parents in Partnership (MPiP) receives funding from the Tesco’s #Bagsofhelp initiative

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Do you have your own Success Story you want to share? Send it in by using our online form to tell us about your project.

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