Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families

From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person from birth until the until the age of 18.

All pupils will shortly be given a leaflet produced by Scottish Government, explaining the role of a Named Person. You can also find this leaflet on the East Lothian Council website, school websites and the Scottish Government GIRFEC website, along with lots of other information about the Named Person role.

For children in Primary Schools, their Named Person will be the Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher, or a Principal Teacher. In a Secondary School, it will be a Guidance Teacher or a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.

During school holidays, the Named Person role will be undertaken by qualified staff at East Lothian Council. Details of who these people will be and how to contact them will be made available in August, on school and council websites.

Your individual school will inform you as to the name of your child’s Named Person in August, so that you have the most up to date information.

On 30 May, the Scottish Government will be launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the Named Person role and how this fits with the Children and Young People’s Act. East Lothian Council will publicise national materials through social media, on our websites and through pupil post.

For more detailed information, you can look online at the Scottish Government GIRFEC website. This contains a number of very useful and user-friendly documents.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the leaflet.

Nursery AM Gym sessions – Monday 30th May

In P.E. with Mrs Jeffrey, the morning nursery children are learning about balance, agility and movement and have been using the wall apparatus, mats and balance equipment.

Parents and Carers are invited to attend their session on Monday 30th May.

Sessions will take place at the following times :-

0930 to 1015hrs – Red & Purple
1015 to 1100hrs – Yellow & Orange
1100 to 1145hrs – Blue & Green

p6/7 athletics

usain-bolt-beijing-winToday some children went down to Medowmill to compete in an athletics competition. The events were:  80 metre,  150 metre, 600 metre, long jump, high jump, the shot-put and relay race. The overall winners were Dunbar primary school. Well done all the athletes at Cockenzie primary school.

by Ross  Ethan and Olivia.DC

P5s Science Fair

timmyp5s had a science fair on Wednesday 25th of May.john  We showed our science projects that we have been learning about. We demonstrated  filtering liquids vs liquids and lots more thank you to all the adults that came to our science fair it turned out great and all the adults had a wonderful time


ELC’s Summer Arts Activities

This year we are offering: multi art camps, musical theatre, clowning, circus skills, stagecraft, stage combat, computer animation, outdoor theatre and more, in venues across the county.

The activities are bookable via ELC’s main booking link:

Please also click on the below link for details of other activities available on The Brunton’s website:

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