Mainstream Home to School Transport Contract

The current mainstream Home to School contract for all closed contracted transport (non-public service) will end in July 2017. The new contract will start in August 2017, and runs for four years, after the tender process, which will start in January 2017.

 

Any feedback on current routes is welcome. However this is required by 31 December 2016 to transportservices@eastlothian.gov.uk  

 

The Young Scot cards used on public service routes will be re-programmed in June 2017 for the next school year. A more detailed plan will be agreed with high schools in the New Year.

 

The Map-do-review Method

The nursery team recently hosted a training session on methods for consulting young children, held for East Lothian Early learning and Childcare staff. Mrs Sarah Laing gave a presentation on the Map-do-review method alongside a colleague from East Lothian Council, Mrs Wendy Hardie, who discussed the Floorbook approach. The nursery team would like to share the Map-do-review presentation. It may be of special interest to children who attended Nursery during 2013-2014, and helped to create the method and to current nursery children and their families.
To view the presentation please click on the link below.

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Foster East Lothian

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We urgently need new foster carers in East Lothian. Fostering with East Lothian Council means great support, great training and a good financial package. More importantly, as part of our fostering team, you’ll be doing something fantastic, helping children and young people from East Lothian to stay in East Lothian, close to the people that are important to them – helping them to feel safe, loved and nurtured in your home. Do this for East Lothian children in need. Foster East Lothian!

To find out more phone us on 01620 827 643 or visit East Lothian Council’s fostering web site at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering

Forth Bridge Visit

On Tuesday both the P6/7 and P3/4/5 classes went to see the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge under construction. It was a fantastic experience. When we arrived we were ushered into a lovely education centre and were given a presentation on the history and function of the various bridges as well as an insight into how the new bridge was being constructed. There were exhibits and videos to look at too. Then the P6/7 class walked over the old road bridge and had a stunning view of the Rail and new Road bridge. Meanwhile the P3/4/5 had some challenges to complete back in the education centre. After lunch those roles were reversed. And despite packing all that in, we still made it back to Innerwick in time to catch the school buses. Truly a great day.

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Muffins and Popcorn!

img_0038The nursery children have been very busy making and selling tasty muffins and popcorn to the older children in the school this week to raise money for Children in Need. Over the last two days, they have managed to raise £112.
Thank you to all the children and parents who have bought from our stall and helped to contribute to this wonderful total.

Risk Academy & NSPCC visit

It has been all about personal safety this week. First up the P7’s went on a trip to the Risk Factory in Edinburgh and learned about all possible dangerous situations they might find themselves in and how to deal with them.

And later in the week the NSPCC came in to class to talk about Childline and different types of abuse. There was an excellent assembly and then a workshop which explained everything very well.

A rural idyll in East Lothian!