Category Archives: News from the Head Teacher

Happy New Year

I would like to wish you all a slightly belated happy new year.

We are now in to our second week back after the Christmas  holiday and there is much going on.   As parents, you may be aware that there is a process of consultation ongoing at the moment in relation to empowering schools.  I have attached this document for your reading.  This consultation closes on 30th January; however, ELC consultation closes on 21st Jan in order that the council can analyse the feedback and prepare a response prior to the 30th Jan.

I have also attached a slide show that provides information in relation to the consultation and how you may feedback your thoughts.

Empowering Schools Document

empowering schools consultation public meeting slideshow

Education Governance – Next Steps

B. Moody

North Berwick Consultation

Dear Parents

As part of the process of consultation on the proposal to alter the school catchment area of Dirleton PS, there will be an opportunity for parents to meet with a representative from Education Scotland this Wednesday 20th December.  Gary Johnstone from Education Scotland will be in the GP room in school between 10-10.30am on Wednesday 20th Dec if you have any opinions you wish to discuss on this matter.

Yours faithfully

B. Moody

Head Teacher


School Priorities for 2017/18

The priorities of this year’s school improvement plan were shared with the wider community during October and at the recent Dirleton School Partnership meeting.

As was indicated at the recent meeting, I have now uploaded the 2017/18 school improvement plan to our school blog.  It is a comprehensive document that mentions national, local and school priorities.

You may have been informed of the national priorities through the media but I have included a link to information about the National Improvement Framework from Education Scotland & the Scottish Government.

Our school improvement plan expands upon the priorities of the school – how we aim to achieve them, the impact of what we do and the evidence to support what we are doing.

The 5 priorities that the school will take forward this session are:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop a culture of collaborative self-evaluation to ensure measurable improvements
  • Improve approaches to assessment and tracking children’s progress
  • Raise Attainment in Literacy /Numeracy/Mathematics
  • Develop approaches and information gathering related to the health & wellbeing of pupils

Access this year’s  school improvement plan here DPS SIP 2017 18

If necessary, hard copies of the school improvement plan can be requested from the school office.

A summary of the standards and quality report from 2016/17 can be accessed here S & Q summary 2016 17 Dirleton PS

If necessary, hard copies of the standards and quality report can be requested from the school office.