ASN Parent Support Group

Law Primary and North Berwick Nursery ASN Support Group has been set up by parents, for parents/guardians of children at the schools with any additional support needs. Our aim is to create a positive, supportive and confidential forum to chat, share information, ask each other’s advice, arrange get-togethers and work in partnership with the school to ensure we are getting it right for every child.

We use a confidential Facebook group to communicate with each other, and email for those not on Facebook. If you’re interested in joining, please email Carrie or Laura at: law.asngroup@gmail.com.

Next meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd February, venue to be confirmed

Children Inc East Lothian

This is a new project working with families who have a child/children with additional support needs. Their aim is to enable families to participate more in the community by ensuring that activities, opportunities and resources are tailored to the wants and needs of their children. To find out more about what they do or become involved, you can get in contact direct and contact details can be found here:
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Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the campaign sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.
As a result of this collective action Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million UK children and 2.5 million UK parents.
Join the campaign to make Safer Internet Day 2017 the biggest one yet!
Schools, companies, police services, charities and other organisations across the UK are invited to get involved in the campaign to inspire the safe and positive use of technology.
Plans for 7th February
On the day, the campaign will create a huge buzz right across the UK and globally!
There will be national youth events, activities in schools across the UK, media coverage, a day of trending on social media, companies will spread the word to customers and employees, as we all aim to reach as many children and families across the UK as possible.
As a result of hearing about Safer Internet Day 2016, an evaluation found that the majority of children spoke to their families about staying safe online while 87% felt more confident about what to do about any worries online.
Together we can make #SID2017 the biggest campaign yet and make a real difference to the digital lives of children right across the UK.
Find out more and get involved! www.saferinternetday.org.uk #SID2017

Assessing Children’s Progress: A Guide for Parents and Carers

Assessing Children’s Progress: A Guide for Parents and Carers

As a parent or carer, you may have heard that changes are being introduced to the way your child’s progress is assessed in primary and early secondary school.                 

These changes relate to Curriculum for Excellence and are being introduced to tell us whether children in P1, P4, P7 and S3 have achieved the Curriculum for Excellence-defined level of understanding in literacy and numeracy.               

In this special edition newsletter, you will find a newly published leaflet for parents that provides information and aims to answer your questions about assessment of children’s progress and the introduction of national standardized assessments.             

Assessing your child’s progress: A Guide for Parents and Carers

The new national standardized assessments are part of the National Improvement Framework.        

More information on this and what it means for your child, can be found on the website Parentzone Scotland

 

Foster East Lothian

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We need foster carers now

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