The following areas were identified in our review process as priorities for session 2014/2015:
·Staff development programme for all teachers at DPS in ’Co-operative Learning’ linked to our aim of providing a learning environment that focus on all pupils being active participants in their learning; thinking and talking together to discuss ideas, question, analyse and solve problems supported by each other.
·Development of pupil voice in our school and pupils engagement in their learning; this work will link into the Co-operative Learning programme we will begin in August.
·Develop internal and cluster Moderation programme aimed at developing professional dialogue and increasing staff confidence in identifying levels; making links to our tracking and assessment programmes and including our pupils in the process.
·Develop coherent, progressive, relevant and exciting programmes of learning in Social Studies from Nursery – Primary 7
·Development of Dunbar Primary School as a ‘Rights Respecting School’ where pupils understand the UNICEF convention of the Rights of the Child and this is central to the ethos of our school.
The following areas were identified in our review process as areas for maintenance for session 2014/15:
·Continue to improve the quality of teaching & learning and assessment in reading to ensure continued improvement in attainment; this will be developed with our programme ‘Dunbar Reads Aloud’
·Continue development of Outdoor Learning
·Link the work begun last session on applying maths skills into a context
Message from Gareth Hill, Active Schools Coordinator, Dunbar Cluster:
As you are well aware Dunbar Primary School have a P4-P5 Rugby Team for the first time. The sessions have been growing each week and nearly 50 children are attending. This is a great start to a new club.
However this has created problems with regards to children to adult ratio. The school team needs more people to step forward and help out with the sessions. IF WE DO NOT GET PEOPLE COMING FORWARD WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE IT EITHER JUST P4 OR P5 RUGBY TEAM BUT NOT BOTH.
It doesn’t matter if you have no experience of coaching or volunteering as training will be given at session and you will not only be supported by myself but also Dunbar Rugby Development Officer Callum Lowe.
We have a head coach but we need:-
Assistant coaches -Assist with delivery and organisation. Support coach and from time to time lead part of sessions.
Supervisors – Take register and be an extra pair of hands/eyes at the weekly sessions and occasional festivals
Continual support will be provided by East Lothian Council’s Fergus Pringle Development Officer, also their will be opportunities for further training and development.
For the P4/5 Rugby Team we’re desperately looking for Assistant coach, and as many supervisors as possible. IF WE DO NOT GET PEOPLE COMING FORWARD WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE IT A 1 YEAR ONLY TEAM. THIS MEANS THAT SOME CHILDREN WILL MISS OUT.
All volunteers will be contacted by Gareth Hill Active Schools Coordinator. Gareth will arrange a meeting with you to discuss helping out and answer any questions you might have.
Please click on the link to see more information & how to get in touch. Thank you!