Parent Council

Meet our 2020/2021 Parent Council. Please feel free to speak to any members about any concerns or issues you would like raised.

Chairperson: Curstaidh Robertson

Hi, I’m Curstaidh Robertson and am currently Chair of Muthill PS Parent Council. I’m mum to Bo, p6, Georgie, p2 and Eilidh who is now in S1. I have been involved in the PC for 8 years now and am in my third year as Chair. I really enjoy the PC as it’s a great way to get to know how the school works, meet other parents, work with the staff and help make our wee school get even better.

Vice Chair: Anna Wilson

My name is Anna, my sons Archie is in P4 and Sholto is in P2 with Wolfie coming up the rear in a few years time. I am really pleased to be apart of the council again this year as it give me the chance to get to see how we can all help support the school and our children to give them the best opportunities possible.

Secretary: Fiona Cannon

I’m Fiona Cannon, Mum to Oscar in P6 and his two sisters who are now at High School. I’m Secretary on the Parent Council and one of the Class Reps for P5,6,7. The Parent Council is here to represent the views of all parents so let me know if there’s anything you’d like us to raise at one of the meetings if you can’t come along yourself. It’s really lovely to be involved with the children and their learning and to be in touch with what’s happening in the school.

Treasurer: Nicola Sutcliffe

I'm Nicki Sutcliffe, just joined parent council as the new Treasurer. I am an accountant so looking forward to helping out with the numbers! Really keen to get to involved our lovely school more and meet other parents.

Fundraising Co-ordinator: Vivienne Whyte

Hello, I’m Vivienne Whyte and new to the parent council. I have taken over the role of fund raising coordinator. I joined to gain a greater understanding of how the school runs and to be able to help out where I can. I enjoy being creative, trying new things and look forward to helping out at the various school shows and fairs in the future.

Member: Chris Flower

Hi – I’m Chris Flower, your P3 class representative. I do drop-off / pick-up a few days a week, (usually with a mischievous four-legged friend), so don’t hesitate to grab me for a chat. We’re fairly new to the village and my son started at Muthill Primary this year so I’m looking forward to getting involved, supporting the school however I can, and getting to know the parent community too.

Member: Lisa Kelly

I spent 3 years on Muthill Preschool Group Committee in various different roles. When my child started school I decided to join the committee to gain more of an insight into how the school is run. Being able to help our wonderful, rural school is a great opportunity, whether it is helping out at fairs or helping children get ready for their Christmas show, it is always great fun!

Member: Claire Scott

My name's Claire Scott and I'm Jack and Christina's mum. I am your P1/2 class representative so you can come to me if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them or I can pass them on to the parent council for you. I joined the parent council so I could help out with fundraising etc. and to meet other parents.

Technical Advisor: Greg Sutcliffe

I'm a life-long techie, system administrator, developer, and now data scientist. I've worked to help online communities grow for most of my career, so it's no surprise that I like contributing where I can. I maintain this website, and provide other tech & data services to the school & parent council. You'll usually find me in a hat.

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact us via email at or speak to any member of the Parent Council. This years class representatives are:

Class Representative
1/2 Claire Scott
3 Chris Flower
4/5 Anna Wilson
6/7 Fiona Cannon / Curstaidh Robertson

Our constitution

Muthill Primary School Parent Council Constitution

1. This is the constitution for Muthill Primary School Partnership.

2. The objectives of the Partnership are:

  • To work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming school which is inclusive for all parents.
  • To promote partnership between the school, its pupils and all its parents, and the community.
  • To develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils.
  • To identify and represent the views of parents to the school, and if necessary to the relevant authority, on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils.

3. The membership of the Partnership will be a minimum of four parents of children attending the school. The maximum size will be eight parents of children attending the school.

4. The Partnership will co-opt up to two members of school staff and up to two members of the community to assist it with carrying out its functions.

5. The number of parent members on the Partnership must always be greater than co-opted members. Co-opted members will be invited to serve for a period of two years, after which time the Partnership will review and consider requirements for co-opted community membership.

6. The minimum quorum for decision-making at Partnership meetings will be five members of the Partnership.

7. The members of the Partnership will be selected for a period of two years, after which they may put themselves forward for re-selection if they wish. All the parents of children at the school can take part in the selection by post or email.

8. Any parents of a child at the school can volunteer to be a member of the Partnership. In the event that the number of volunteers exceeds the number of places set out in the constitution, members will be selected by vote via the Parent Forum. Anyone not selected to be a member of the Partnership may be offered the opportunity to be part of any sub-groups set up by the Partnership.

9. Where possible, the Partnership will be made up of at least one representative from each composite class, but this will not be mandatory.

10. The Chair and other office bearers of the Partnership will be agreed by the Partnership members immediately following its formation.

11. Office bearers will be re-selected by the Partnership on an annual basis (at the Annual General Meeting of the Parent Forum).

12. The Partnership will be chaired by a parent of a child attending Muthill Primary School. If the child ceases to be a pupil, the role of the Chair will either be rotated around the parent members of the Partnership until a new Chair is appointed at the annual meeting, or will be appointed at the earliest possible meeting of the Partnership.

13. The Partnership is accountable to the Parent Forum for Muthill Primary School and will make a report to it at least once a term on its activities on behalf of all the parents. If 25% of members of the Parent Forum request a special general meeting to discuss issues falling within the Partnership’s remit, the Partnership shall arrange this. The Partnership shall give all members of the Forum at least 2 weeks notice of the meeting and, at the same time, circulate notice of the matter, or matters, to be discussed at the meeting.

14. The Annual General Meeting of the Parent Forum will be held in September of each year. A notice of the meeting including date, time, and place will be sent to all members of the Parent Forum at least 2 weeks in advance. The meeting will include: o a report on the work of the Partnership and its committee(s)

  • selection of the new Partnership
  • discussion of issues that members of the Parent Forum may wish to raise
  • approval of the accounts and appointment of the auditor.

15. The Partnership will meet at least twice in every school term. Should a vote be
necessary to make a decision, each parent member at the meeting will have one vote,
with the Chair having a casting vote in the event of a tie. Any two members of the
Partnership can request that an additional meeting be held, and all members of the
Partnership will be given at least one week’s notice of date, time and place of the

16. If a Partnership member acts in a way that is considered by other members to
undermine the objectives of the Partnership, their membership of the Partnership
shall be terminated if the majority of parent members agree. Termination of
membership would be confirmed in writing to the member.

17. Copies of the minutes of all meetings will be available to all parents of children at Muthill Primary School, to all members of the Partnership, and to all teachers at Muthill Primary School. Copies will be available from the Secretary or Clerk to the Partnership and from the Muthill Primary School office and displayed on the school notice board.

18. Meetings of the Partnership shall be open to the public, unless the Partnership is discussing an issue which it considers should be dealt with on a confidential basis. In
such circumstances, only members of the Partnership and the headteacher, or his or her representative, can attend.

19. If a Treasurer is required, he/she will open a bank or building society account in the name of the Partnership for all Partnership funds. Withdrawals will require the signature of the Treasurer and one other Partnership member. The Treasurer will keep an accurate record of all income and expenditure, and will provide a summary of
this for each Partnership meeting and a full account for the Annual General Meeting. The Partnership accounts will be audited by the auditor appointed at the previous Annual General Meeting. The Partnership shall be responsible for ensuring that all monies are used in accordance with the objectives of the Partnership.

20. The Partnership may change its constitution after obtaining consent from members of the Parent Forum. Members of the Parent Forum will be sent a copy of any proposed amendment and given two weeks to respond to the proposal.

21. Should the Partnership cease to exist, any remaining funds will be passed to the education authority to be used for the benefit of the school.

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