Yes. However, we do not require to have the drop-in sessions as part of the statutory consultation process itself.
The Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 does not require these, but we know that people find them useful for hearing more information about the proposal and to inform their view on it. As a result of the current restrictions we are unable to visit schools to facilitate such an event. Therefore, during this consultation, we have arranged a series of online meetings so that parents can sign up to join them. Officers can discuss the background to the proposal and take questions from those participating in the meeting.
These meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams. Our experience has shown that some parents/carers prefer to have conversations with officers at drop-in sessions and these sessions have been advertised at various times of the day, to suit as many people as possible:
Tuesday 20 April – 10.00-11.00 am Thursday 13 May – 2.00-3.00 pm
Thursday 22 April – 2.00-3.00 pm Wednesday 19 May – 11.00 to 12.00 noon
Monday 26 April – 4.00-5.00 pm Friday 21 May – 2.00-3.00 pm
Thursday 29 April – 10.00-11.00 am Tuesday 25 May – 4.00-5.00 pm
Tuesday 11 May – 4.00-5.00 pm
As part of the consultation process, the Council is required to have one public meeting. For this consultation, the Council will facilitate 3 public meetings through live Q and A events where parents/carers can access the live event online, type their questions in the Chat function and these questions will be directed to the officers within the Live Meeting and responses given. Participants will be able to see and hear the officers, however the officers will only be able to see and hear each other.
Public meeting 1 -Live Consultation Event Online
Monday 26 April 2021 at 6-7.30 pm
Public meeting 2 - Live Consultation Event Online
Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 6-7.30 pm
Public meeting 3 - Live Consultation Event Online
Monday 17 May 2021 at 6-7.30 pm
All information on how to get involved with the Live Q and A Public Meeting will be posted a few days prior to each of the above events on this page.
For the avoidance of doubt, the discussions with officers at the drop-in sessions are not recorded in the same way as oral representations made at the public meetings and if people wish to have their views recorded, they can complete the Consultation Response Form (click here). Otherwise, submit their views in writing by email to: email@example.com and/or attend one of the public meetings. Back To Top