West Barns Primary School was inspected in November 2013. The lead inspector during the feedback challenged the school community to develop the curriculum to make it the ‘West Barns Curriculum’. Over the past 18 months, the school community has worked to develop the curriculum – moving from ‘a blank wall’ to a shared understanding of the rich West Barns Curriculum experienced by the learners. Follow the link to the West Barns Curriculum Magazine to look at how the school has outlined the curriculum for parents:
Parentzone Scotland brings together the contents of the previous Parentzone and Scottish Schools Online websites to form a single resource.
In the Find a school section, you will find all the schools information previously held on Scottish Schools Online – contact details for every primary, secondary and special school in Scotland, as well as information on school awards and links to school websites. This section also now includes information on performance of leavers from S4-S6 for each secondary school in Scotland.
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Did you know that four new Curriculum for Excellence Factfiles have recently been published on the LTS website? These factfiles provide information on Curriculum for Excellence and are particularly useful in communicating with parents and wider partners who support learning, such as employers and community organisations. The four new factfiles cover: Literacy across Learning; Numeracy across Learning; 3-18 Transitions; and Outdoor Learning
Dunbar’s first ever science festival took place on Sunday 13th March 2011 at Belhaven Fruit Farm. It was organised by Dunbar Primary School Parent Council as part of National Science & Engineering Week.
The day involved an overwhelming array of activities which combined to provide an inspiring model for parents, teachers, universities and employers to come together to enthuse young people and get them interested in Science. As you’ll see from the pictures it was a hugely popular event with a massive turnout.
Congratulations to all involved in putting this impressive event together, and as a Dunbar resident, I look forward to next year’s event!