Parent Council

Braidburn Parent Council brings parents and carers together with the school leadership team. We represent the views of parents to address issues, celebrate successes and support school improvement.

What we do

We meet at the School about 4 times a year, usually on a Monday evening.  All parents and carers are welcome to come along, join the discussion and hear about all the things going on in the school.

At our meetings we:

  • talk about and decide how the parent council can help with issues raised by parents and carers
  • hear the latest school news and achievements from the Head Teacher and Deputy Head
  • sometimes invite people in to tell us about things that are important for our learners or the school

How we help

We help with a wide range of school needs and issues. Over the past couple of years, we have

  • supported parents dealing with cuts to transport and playscheme provision
  • organised an event for parents to hear about activities for disabled children
  • paid for the catering at the family ceilidh
  • made story and sensory bags for the children

Who we are

Our board is made up of parents and carers who have children at the school. The current people in the board roles are:


Chair – Leigh Ferrand

Vice Chair – Rachel Bhandari

Secretary – Lesley Munro

Treasurer – Kirsty Watt


You do not have to have a role on the parent council to come to the meetings.


Braidburn Parent Council is part of a larger network of parent councils across Edinburgh. We take part in meetings with these wider parent council groups and Edinburgh City Council. This is an opportunity for us to hear what is going on at other schools and for all of the special schools to work together if we need to.

Information about City Wide parental engagement 

Meetings and Minutes of City Wide parent groups

When we meet

These are the proposed dates of our next meetings:

  • Monday 4 November 2019
  • Monday 3 February 2020
  • Monday 30 March 2020


Meetings are held in the Conference Room on the first floor of the School. They start at 7pm and finish by 9pm.

Minutes of Previous Meetings/Documents

Parent Council Meeting minutes 3rd February 2020

Minutes 8 June 2020 Draft

HT report to Parent Council 31 August

Treasurer Chair job description web Oct 2020

Minutes 31 August 2020 Web

Minutes 2nd September 2019 Web

Agenda Mon 12 October 2020

201007 Braidburn Parent Council Accounts to 31 Jul 2020

Revised Constitution Oct 2020 – Draft 1

Contact us

To get in touch, please fill in the form below.


There is also a parent-run Facebook group Braidburn School Parents Group.   (Please note:  this is a parent run Facebook page, not an official Braidburn School account; and it is not officially affiliated with the school).

Click here to join the Facebook Group.