Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families
From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person from birth until the until the age of 18.
All pupils will shortly be given a leaflet produced by Scottish Government, explaining the role of a Named Person. You can also find this leaflet on the East Lothian Council website, school websites and the Scottish Government GIRFEC website, along with lots of other information about the Named Person role.
For children in Primary Schools, their Named Person will be the Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher, or a Principal Teacher. In a Secondary School, it will be a Guidance Teacher or a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.
During school holidays, the Named Person role will be undertaken by qualified staff at East Lothian Council. Details of who these people will be and how to contact them will be made available in August, on school and council websites.
Your individual school will inform you as to the name of your child’s Named Person in August, so that you have the most up to date information.
On 30 May, the Scottish Government will be launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the Named Person role and how this fits with the Children and Young People’s Act. East Lothian Council will publicise national materials through social media, on our websites and through pupil post.
For more detailed information, you can look online at the Scottish Government GIRFEC website. This contains a number of very useful and user-friendly documents.
This months newsletter – we hope you enjoy our news
Summer activities for all
Enjoy an action packed summer activities programme to view the full programme and book you place visit the link above.
Some activities have limited places so book early!!
Click here to see what’s happening in SWPS on 4th June!
Active Schools are holding PAiS Football trials this year on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at Meadowmill Sports Centre 2G Astro from 4pm to 5.45pm for players currently in Primary 7 but who will be attending an East Lothian Secondary School after the summer 2016/17.
For anybody not aware of our PAiS programme this is an Elite sports development programme for secondary school pupils in East Lothian who compete in their particular sport at a very high level.
The football programme offers 2 football specific sessions on a Tuesday & Thursday morning before school and 2 strength & conditioning sessions after school on a Monday/Tuesday & Friday.
Please note players must be attached to a club to register for this trial.
Applications are now open and if you would like to nominate a footballer (boys & girls) from your school or club that you feel is of a very high standard that would be suited to the PAiS programme please click the below link to complete the registration form, closing date is Friday 17th June 2016.
We will be selling tickets for the Tranent Gala in school on Tuesday – £1 each
Tuesday 3rd May it will be Monday’s menu, Macaroni & Quorn Sausages then the rest of the week will be as normal. This will also be the same W/c 23rd May.
The minutes from the Parent Council meeting are now available to view. Click here
Please see below the new summer including allergen and carbohydrate information. This menu will start on Monday 25th April.
Please see a letter from the Head of Education regarding safety in East Lothian Council buildings.