Q & A with Ahlam Souidi, member of Parent Council at Oakhill Primary School

i Aug 21st No Comments by

Q Why do you think parental involvement is important?

Ahlam: It is important for parents to be involved in the school, to help the performance of the school – their voices will be heard and taken on board in order to make positive changes from which our children will benefit. The involvement of the parents in the school will increase not only parents’ confidence but also their children’s.

Q How did you first get involved in your parent council? (more…)

Calling Community Champions in Falkirk

i Jul 17th No Comments by

Come along to Training for Community Champions

After our incredibly successful first training in Edinburgh we have decided to keep the momentum going and start gathering champions all across our pilot areas. This next training will be in Falkirk and we encourage all those in the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire who are interested to come along!

We need passionate and dedicated parents from diverse backgrounds who are actively involved in their community to volunteer with Gathered Together.Champions through the support being offered will empower ethnic minority parents to be more confident to get involved in their child’s education and school community.

Champions will gather evidence of parent’s experiences, share stories of parental involvement and be our link to the grassroots communities through the work they are already a part of and be able to engage with other local community groups and schools. They will gain skills to further their personal and professional development but most importantly have the opportunity to make a genuine difference.

Through the support being offered the volunteer will empower ethnic minority parents to be more confident to get involved in their child’s education and school community. 

Gathered Together are running training sessions for individuals interested in becoming Community Champions. Lunch will be provided and we can help with travel costs. Our second session has been booked for:

28th August at 11.00am

CSREC, Community Education Centre, Park Street, Falkirk, FK1 1REX

If you are interested in coming along, or if you have questions about the role or training in other areas then please contact Richard, our Training and Development Officer at Gathered Together who will be more than happy to speak to you  on 0131 474 6154 or email him.

Successful First Community Champion Training

i Jul 16th No Comments by

We had a great day with Shazia, Vivienne, Kouser and Zainab a few weeks ago. Can’t wait to share more of the great work we are doing in Fife and Aberdeen City.  Gathered Together are really lucky to have such an exciting group of people working with us!

Community Champions will be a positive force in their communities promoting why Parental Involvement is so important for your children. They will bring Gathered Together closer to you so we can help ALL parents have a voice. 

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Karibu Workshop

i Mar 5th No Comments by

A massive thank you to Karibu Scotland for hosting our workshop for ethnic and cultural minority parents last week. Have a look at some of the pictures of our participants working on the mythbusters, participating in the lively discussion and sharing some delicious food after the session.