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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


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