Meet the Parent Council

The Parent Council for session 2020/2021 are detailed below. The PC has elected office bearers and year group representatives. We’d be delighted to see you at our PC meetings or pop over and say hello at any school information events.

Lisa Johnstone – Chair

I have been a member of the PC for a few years
and I’m delighted to work with the school to deliver a partnership which sees us achieve the best for all pupils attending Hermitage Academy.

Thomas Dennett – Vice Chair

I want to learn more about how the school runs to help me understand how to help devlop the full potential of all pupils and what the school can offer the talent of the future.

Philip Hartley – Treasurer

Happy to be part of the parent council representing the S2 year group.  As a STEM ambassador,  I have been helping the Lego Robotics Club for the last 3 years.  Having been a foster carer for 14 years, I have experience of the difficulties faced by Looked After and Accommodated Children both in and out of school.

Elizabeth Lambert – Secretary & S4 Rep

I hope that in supporting the school and each other we can help pupils look back at their time in Hermitage Academy as a positive and rewarding period of their lives.

Angela Bakker – S1 Rep

I want to be part of the parent council to try and contribute. I feel even more passionate about this in the current climate where there is so much uncertainty. I believe that as parents if we work together with the school we can ensure our young people have the best education experience they can.

Ruth Munro – S1 Rep

Inclusion and ensuring all parent voices are heard is important to me. I’m happy to meet with fellow parents in any capacity to represent their views.

Lois Smith – S2 Rep

I am delighted to join the parent council as a year group rep for S2. By representing the parent voice and supporting the school, I hope we can meet the needs of our young people & enable them to reach their full potential.

Tracey Niblock – S3 Rep

I joined the parent council in 2016 through an interest in all children having an opportunity to achieve their academic potential.

Carla Dobbin S3 Rep

I joined to help the Parent Council to gather parents’ and carers’ views, to enable us to share our ideas and get more involved in school life.

Joanne Gaughan – S3 Rep

The PC meetings area great source of information about school life, please come along we’d be happy to see you.

Nanette Clark – S4 Rep

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance to you to bring forward any issues or suggestions.

Kathleen Daly – S5 Rep

I’m really keen to ensure all young people get an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential and that I can help build on engagement with the parent forum to make sure voices are heard.

Claire Walker – S6 Rep

I am very excited to be a member of the parent council, to help ensure our children’s welfare, education and emotional needs are met.