News Release: Consultation on new development plan

East Lothian Council is seeking the views of residents and others on future land-use and development in East Lothian as it prepares a new Local Development Plan.

The plan will eventually replace the East Lothian Local Plan 2008.

Councillor Barry Turner, the Council’s planning spokesman said: “The Council is interested in hearing the views of everyone with an interest in East Lothian. We want to know what aspirations you have for the way your area might develop over the next ten years or so, and what planning issues you think may need to be addressed in the new plan. Continue reading News Release: Consultation on new development plan

Pinkie Parents

Here is a link to the Agenda for the next meeting on Monday 23 January 2012.

The meeting takes place in the school staff room from 7pm to 9pm. Tea/coffee will be available and all parents/carers are welcome.

More information on the parent council can be found on the link to Pinkie Parents on the left, including draft minutes from the meeting on 14 November 2011.

Qualifications are changing – information for parents and carers

Here is some information on the new qualifications from the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s (SQA) website:

New Qualifications – Support for Parents and Carers

 Have you seen the new parent and carer section of our website?  

It has a range of resources, including our new parent and carer leaflet, to help parents and carers to understand the changes to national qualifications.  Our Mythbustervideos answer some of the most common questions.

We have a jargon buster to help explain the terms we are using while developing the qualifications.  We also have a chartwhich tells you what qualifications young people will study depending on the school year they are in now.

We are publishing draft documents on our website for feedback as we are developing the new qualifications.

We have now published draft Course Assessment Specifications for National 5.  These documents give more detail about how each National 5 Course will be assessed and define the mandatory assessment requirements.

The documents are quite technical and are aimed at teachers and education specialists but we also welcome feedback from parents.  You can give us your comments via Have Your Say – www.sqa.org.uk/haveyoursay.

We have also recently published draft Unit Specifications for Higher.  You can find out more about these documents on our website.  Feedback on the latest documents can be given until 31 January 2012.

Keep visiting www.sqa.org.uk/cfeforparentsfor all you need to know about the new qualifications.  Sign up for MyAlertsto receive e-mail updates.

 

 

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