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:
Flyer Jan 2017
Please CLICK HERE for information about parent and family support courses available for January and February 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
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
Please follow this link to read an update and appeal from Project Play.
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
At Law Primary we are committed to supporting children’s right to play. We have pledged our support to Scotland’s Play Charter and our First Level classes have been working with the Pupil Council to develop their own rules for ‘Happy Play’. You can see them here:our-rules-for-happy-play
Please CLICK HERE for November’s Parenting Leaflet.
Please follow the links below for information on the Scottish Government Education Governance Review.
Further information can be found at: www.gov.scot/educationgovernancereview
The new winter menu starts on Monday 31st October 2016 and we are also beginning a new system of ordering lunches in an attempt to reduce the waste from the kitchen and ensure that children receive the meal of their choice. The system involves the use of coloured wristbands and has been used successfully in other schools.
At registration in the morning children will indicate whether they are having a main meal (blue band), the vegetarian option (green band) or a baked potato (yellow band). These colours correspond with the colour coding printed on the menu. Please take time to discuss with your child what they might like so that they are in a position to make a decision as soon as they arrive at school. They will then be issued with a band of an appropriate colour and the kitchen will cook sufficient quantities of each meal to ensure that no one is disappointed. Children must not change bands with anyone else as they will be given the meal which corresponds with their colour.
We will be telling the children about these changes in school but it would be helpful if you could reinforce the message at home too. Any feedback on the new system will be welcomed.
Thank you for your co-operation.