On Monday 19th March the Commission for Rural Education will visit the school. In the evening at 6.30pm there will be a public meeting in the school hall. The Commission members are gathering evidence about the provision of education in our community. They are keen to visit as a result of the relatively large number of submissions made to them from people living in this area during the recent consultation.
I would urge you to show your support for the school and your community by attending on Monday and taking part in the discussions. The Commission has a particular remit, however, as parents and members of this community, we have our own priorities. The Gairloch High School Parent Council discussed the importance of many issues last Wednesday night. Two key points keep coming to the fore:
- The expectation of fairness and equality in educational provision for children growing up in remote rural locations
- The importance of our schools as a cornerstone for the survival and development of our remote communities.
We hope that for a large turnout on Monday night. This could be a turning point for the Highlands and it would be a pity to miss the opportunity.