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School Lunch Drinks Consultation

Dear parents/carers

East Lothian Council’s Facilities Management Service would like to consult with children, parents and teaching Staff regarding the drinks that are offered at school lunch time in our Primary Schools. Please click on the link below to gain access to the survey which is on East Lothian Council’s Consultation Hub. Alternatively, hard copies can be obtained from schoolcatering@eastlothian.gov.uk or 01620 827811

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/council-resources/drink-options-for-school-lunches

New Year, New JRSOs!

Congratulations to the newest batch of JRSOs as they embark on their quest to promote safe and active travel within St. Marys! After almost all of the Primary 6 pupils submitted an application for one of the few positions available, the boys and girls chosen were:

Luca Maccagnano-Lugton (P6/7), Eva Doherty (P5/6), Amie Ferguson (P5/6), Andrew Larkman (P6/7) and Sophie Robertson (P5/6).

They have already attended an induction event held by East Lothian Council and have surveyed the school pupils for the ‘Hands Up’ Scotland Survey. Keep an eye on the website for more details of their contributions!

Education Accessibility Strategy

East Lothian Council Education Service values and respects the diverse communities it serves and has policy and guidance documents in place to promote positive attitudes and eliminate discrimination and stereotyping in all of its establishments.

The Service has a legal duty to prepare a strategy to increase the physical accessibility of the school environment, increase the access to the curriculum and improve communication, especially in relation to the provision of school information, for those pupils who have disabilities.

Schools and nurseries must take the Accessibility Strategy into account in any management decisions and improvement planning.

We are about to start developing a new Accessibility Strategy and would like to gather your views on what we should include in our new action plan.

We would also like to hear about examples of good practice in East Lothian Schools and Nurseries where steps have been taken to improve accessibility.

By completing this questionnaire you will help up to prioritise what we need to do to promote positive attitudes and better access for our children and young people.

Please click on the link below to find out more and to complete the questionnaire.

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/accessibility-strategy-2016-scoping