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How to Get Involved

There are many ways in which you can get involved with our school community.

Parent Council
Banchory Primary School has a thriving and active parent council.

The overall aim of the Parent Council is to promote partnership between the school, its pupils, all parents, the PTA and the wider community.

In order to stay in touch with the school community the Parent Council have created a blog which is accessible by clicking on this link Banchory Primary School Parent Council

We hope this site will prove useful and give you lots of information about their on-going work.

They can also be contacted either via email or the form on their site

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
One of Banchory Primary School PTA’s main ongoing aims is to:
“……….Advance education by means of promoting close cooperation and communication between the Staff, parents, pupils and others associated with Banchory Primary School”
(PTA constitution)

The constitution also states that we will aim to:
 “……….provide and assist in the provision of facilities for education at the school (not normally provided by the local education authority). This will normally be done thought the organisation of social, educational and fundraising activities…….”

In striving towards these objectives, we usually plan a programme of social and/or fund raising activities throughout the year. Our main fundraiser, is our Summer Extravaganza.
The pupils have benefited from these fund raising efforts with a variety of resources and equipment being part financed by the PTA.
The main purchase for the 2012/13 session was numeracy resources for all classes.
In  the 2012/13 session the PTA raised a stunning £10,633!

For more information please email Tracey Murray:

Parent Helper Scheme:
Parents are invited to take part in our Parent Helper Scheme which encourages parents to come into school and work alongside the teaching staff, to give the children as wide a range of challenging learning experiences as possible.

If you have skills or talents you would like to share with our staff and pupils you can contact the school  (tel: 01330-823351) and express an interest in becoming a parent helper.
One condition of working in the school is that you have a PVG disclosure form.

Explaining PVG
In February 2011, the Scottish Government introduced a new membership scheme to replace and improve upon the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups.

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme ) will:

  • help to ensure that those who have regular contact with children and protected adults through paid and unpaid work do not have a known history of harmful behaviour.
  • be quick and easy to use, reducing the need for PVG Scheme members to complete a detailed application form every time a disclosure check is required.
  • strike a balance between proportionate protection and robust regulation and make it easier for employers to determine who they should check to protect their client group.

The PVG Scheme
Any individual who is not barred may apply to become a member of the PVG Scheme.
The PVG Scheme is administered by Disclosure Scotland and allows organisational employers and personal employers to satisfy themselves that an individual to whom they are offering regulated work is not barred from doing that type of regulated work.
The PVG Scheme provides three different disclosure records for this purpose, which replaces the use of standard and enhanced disclosures for work with vulnerable groups.
PVG Scheme members are continuously monitored for new vetting information and any information which comes to light which may indicate that they are unsuitable to do regulated work will lead to a consideration for listing. is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland which, as an executive agency of the Scottish Government, will take on additional responsibilities.
This will include taking decisions, on behalf of Scottish Ministers, about who should be barred from working with vulnerable groups.