Yesterday afternoon, I attended the City Council’s School Parking and Pupil Safety Working Group where there was a detailed discussion about policy on the provision of School Crossing Patrollers.
I asked how quickly the very welcome new patroller site at the bottom of City Road next to Milnbank Gardens will be in place. This will be of benefit to many Victoria Park Primary School and St Joseph’s Primary School pupils and I was advised it was hoped to have the new School Crossing Patroller in place by the start of term after the October holiday.
Yesterday evening, I firstly attended the latest Friends of Blackness meeting at Blackness Primary School. Friends of Blackness covers the roles of both Parent Council and Parent Teacher Association. The school has a record P1 intake this year and a very healthy roll and its good to see such a good turnout at the meeting and positive work undertaken by Friends of Blackness on behalf of the school community.
Later yesterday evening, I attended the Harris Academy Parent Council meeting, again a very positive meeting. Mrs White, Acting Head Teacher, gave a very comprehensive update about the school’s activities and very positive SQA examination results.
There was also a good discussion with the Head of Transportation about travel and drop-off arrangements for the school once it returns to Perth Road next year.
It is good to see that work has started this week (see right) on the new pedestrian crossing being installed on Riverside Drive to the south side of the Harris Perth Road site and the playing fields at Riverside.