All posts by B. Moody

Change Starts With Us

You don’t have to like me…

agree with me…

or enjoy the same things I do.
But you do have to respect me.

Anti-Bullying Week 11th -15th November

For more information visit

Respect for All – Anti bullying policy for website

On this 11th day of the 11th month, when we stop to remember those souls who gave service so that we could enjoy our freedom, we challenge our children to be kind.

Be kind, accept kindness and pay kindness forward.

We are looking for kindness role models this week, will it be you?

How we encourage positive behaviours at Dirleton PS



School Improvement Priorities 2019 20

Thank you to all those parents who responded to the recent questionnaire about school improvement, it is always very helpful to know the thoughts, feelings and opinions of our parents in relation to what and how we are doing and what our next steps will be.

The school improvement plan for this session is now available with this link > School Improvement Plan 2019 20

The priorities we will be taking forward this session are:

  • Review the implementation of activities to support the development of pupil Health & wellbeing
  • Develop a consistent whole school approach to learning, teaching and assessment of learning
  • Develop approaches to engage parents/carers with family learning and partnerships
  • Develop approaches to support high quality play

The school improvement plan can also be accessed through the school Improvement tab on this blog.  I would also encourage you to spend some time looking through the ‘information’ page on this blog that explains a number of things in relation to the school and the curriculum we designed in relation to our location and the context of the school.

Designing our school curriculum.


Dirleton Centenary Orchard Festival



  • Come to school dressed in the colour of your favourite fruit!
  • Take outdoor clothes and shoes you can run about in, as there will be learning indoors and outdoors!

Parents, children, relatives and villagers are invited to our Community Picnic after school in the Orchard (or the school hall if it is wet).

Bring a picnic, taste the fruits of our harvest and enjoy the Orchard.

Pupils not attending the picnic will be dismissed from the Orchard at the end of the school day via the new gate at the back of the school; We do not wish to use the larger main gate. 

*Please let the school know if your child has any allergies.

* There will be NO assembly in school on this day.

* Please note that the arrangements for the After School French Club will run as normal on this day.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult to the Community Picnic.