Message from Darrin Nightingale – Head of Education

Dear Parent/Carer

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on detailed guidance that supports parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.    This Act is a new law that will give children, young people and their families extra support and will encourage everyone to talk about children’s wellbeing using the same words.   The consultation on the guidance is due to run until 1 May, 2015.    It is mainly aimed at the people who support your child – including parents’ organisations – but individual parents are welcome to get involved if they wish.   You can take part in the consultation via this link: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/02/1851

A short leaflet has been produced about the consultation, inviting parents to get involved if they wish and letting them know a bit more about GIRFEC and the Act.

The leaflet is available as a pdf  on The Scottish Government’s  website

Link to leaflet pdf:    http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00469648.pdf

The Scottish Government are planning further information and communications with parents over the next year running up to implementation of the GIRFEC provisions of the Act and we will let you know about these in due course.

Darrin J Nightingale

Head of Education

S3 Work Experience 2015

S3 work experience self-found applications deadline Wednesday 1st April.  All students who have found their own work experience placement must hand in the completed employers form by Wednesday 1st April at the latest.  Full details about work experience and a copy of the form are available in the notices of 19 January, choose S3 in the filter box to access this easily.

World Book Day 2015

Today is World Book Day! Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, will be distributing more than 14 million £1 World Book Day book tokens in the UK and Ireland.

20150302_125240[1]When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookshop (there’s lots of them out there) –  and swap it for one of the ten (exclusive, new and completely free) £1 World Book Day books! Or, if you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead!

And, all day in school, there’s a chance to get a free book – just find one of the Mystery Books, hidden around the school and it’s yours to keep.