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Parents' Forum and Parents' Council

Latest News from the Parents' Council

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Parent Councils are a group of parents and carers who represent all the parents/carers at a school. All parents and carers with a child at Newbattle are automatically members of the Parents' Forum. The Parents' Council is made up of elected members of the Parents' Forum. More information on Parent Councils can be obtained from Midlothian Council.

The Chair of the Parents' Council in session 2016/2017 is Douglas Wright and the Vice-Chair is Margaret Horsburgh. A full list of members is at the end of this page. The Clerk to the Parents' Forum and Parents' Council is Mrs Christine Burt, Admin Manager, Newbattle Community High School. Mrs Burt can be contacted through the School Office.

Friends of Newbattle

Another organisation that supports the work of the school is the Friends of Newbattle. Friends of Newbattle are a group of parents, carers, members of the community and staff who meet before each Parent Council meeting to discuss ways of raising money for the school funds.  They organise events in the school such as, 'Feasting with Music', Car Boot Sale and Quiz Nights.  Anyone is welcome to join - if you would like to know more about the Friends of Newbattle contact the school office. For 2016/2017, the chair of Friends of Newbattle is Shirley Fairley, and the Vice Chair is Claire Leslie. The email address for the Friends of Newbattle is They can also be found on Facebook.

Minutes of Parents' Council and Parents' Forum Meetings


Apart from the Annual General Meeting, dates for 2016-2017 have yet to be finalised. They will appear here at a later date.

  • Wednesday 14 September 2016 - Parents' Forum Annual General Meeting
  • Wednesday 12th October 2016
  • Wednesday 16th November 2016
  • Wednesday 25th January 2017
  • Wednesday 1st March 2017
  • Wednesday 29th March 2017
  • Wednesday 17th May 2017






Parents' Council Membership and Office Bearers 2015-2016

Chair Douglas Wright
Vice Chair Margaret Horsburgh
Clerk C Burt, Admin Manager
Parent Members N Clark, L Clarkson, S Cresswell, A Donaldson, S Fairley, T Keating, C Leslie, H MacLean, P Oakes, C Walker
Community Member M MacInnes, K Mackie
Staff Members  
Advisor C B Taylor, Head Teacher