DUNBAR PRIMARY SCHOOL IS TAKING PART
20th -31st MARCH 2017
The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.
Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the 2017 challenge will run from 20 to 31 March and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.
On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish.
For schools unable to take part in the main challenge we also have a one-day version, which can include cycling and scooting activities in the school day as well as on the journey to school.
All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bike and scooter stunt shows, equipment and storage if over 15% of your school cycle or scoot on each day of the challenge. Prize details will be announced on The Big Pedal website
One of our Dunbar Unplugs and Reads Community Books was found in the vets last night!
Judy Hayman, author of the ‘Dragon Tales’ series of books, visited P4 last week. She talked about how she became an author and how she looks for inspiration. The pupils really enjoyed her visit. Thank you, Judy!
Please find below the opening statement from our Standards and Quality report 2015-16. The whole report is available to download below.
Context of the School
Dunbar Primary School is a very large school split over two campuses; the role continues to rise as additional housing is planned for Dunbar. We currently have 1211 pupil, 33 classes in the main school and 8 classes in our nursery. John Muir Campus houses our nursery with a roll of 240, P1-P3 classes of 399 pupils and our Wraparound care facility. We also have an Authority Communication Base for primary pupils; all pupils allocated a mainstream class and where possible, depending on the severity and need, we aim to integrate them into class as much as possible. Lochend Campus opens this session with 572 pupils. A new extension is now complete that includes an additional 4 classrooms, music room, meeting room and support room.
The Headteacher has no class commitment; there are 5 deputies all with 0.2FTE FTE, two based at each campus and one who has responsibility for the Cove. The school is also supported by a full-time PT Inclusion and Support, and a PT 0.6 who has responsibility for the nursery and one other PT with full-time class commitment. Pupils are supported by 3 full and 2 part time additional support needs auxiliaries and the equivalent of eight full-time classroom assistants.
We see ourselves are a community school and work hard to engage with and support the community of Dunbar. We have very supportive and proactive parents, a large and enthusiastic volunteer network and pupils who are engaged and motivated to learn…………..
To download the whole report click below.
Final Completed Standards and Quality Report 2015-2016
Mrs Gillanders shared this presentation at the February Parent Council meeting:
Feb 6 HT Presenatation Mid-Term Review 2017
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Senior Management Team.
DUNBAR UNPLUGS AND READS – BIG COMMUNITY BOOK READ
As part of our year-long project at Dunbar Primary School we launched our Community Reading Event on Thursday 2nd March. Four different books chosen to suit from ages 3 years to 90+ will be placed in and around Dunbar. These will include Doctors Surgery, Railway Station, Public Library, Umberto’s, Hairdressers, Swimming Pool, Local Cafes etc.
We are offering these books to get everyone off their electronic devices and read a book instead!
The four books we have chosen are, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt, ‘Spy Dog’ by Andrew Cope, ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd and ‘Skeleton Road’ by Val McDermid.
Dunbar Primary School want to say a massive thank you to Sopra Stera who donated money to buy over 120 books.
Should you be in Dunbar and find a book; pick it up and read it and then place it somewhere else so someone else can find and read it.
We really want people who read the books to rate them inside the book or on our twitter page @DunbarPrimary or on our website. You can comment below!
Please find attached the PowerPoint and supporting paper from the presentation last week.