We are carrying out a review to find out how well East Lothian children and young people are supported at school. This will help us understand what works well and also what we need to improve.
You can help us by completing an online survey that gives you the opportunity to share your views. Use the web link below to complete the online survey. At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to leave comments. All responses are anonymous.
The survey must be completed by Friday 21st December.
As part of the Council’s new British Sign Language Plan we are working to make it easier for deaf BSL users to contact the Council. There is a new national service available called contactScotland-BSL which can allow deaf BSL users to get in touch with us and other services.
contactSCOTLAND-BSL is a Scottish Government service that connects deaf BSL users throughout Scotland through an online BSL interpreting video relay service (VRS) with all of Scotland’s public authorities and voluntary organisations (Third Sector) and beyond.
We will be hosting demonstrations about this service on Monday 25th of November at the following times:
9.30-10.30am at the Esk Rooms @ Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
12 to 1pm at Garleton Room @ Penston House, Macmerry
4-5pm at the Regent Room @ Brunton Musselburgh
This sessions are open to local organisations and individuals across East Lothian who would like to learn how to use this service. To book a space please email email@example.com indicating which session you would like to attend.
East Lothian Council’s vision is for an even more prosperous, safe and sustainable East Lothian, with a dynamic and thriving economy, that enables our people and communities to flourish.
We believe fostering positive partnerships between parents and schools underpin our commitment to improving the quality and extent of parents’ involvement in their child’s learning and the important role they play in their child’s education.
The School Communication Policy complements the Parental Engagement Strategy. We believe effective and interactive communication promotes effective partnerships between schools and families. It helps to develop understanding and build trust between our schools, pupils, families and the communities they serve.
The purpose of this Policy is to ensure there is a consistent approach for schools to apply in ensuring effective communications between colleagues, with our pupils, with their parents and with other members of the wider community. We need to ensure that communications between all members of the school community are clear, professional, timely and appropriate. We also want to ensure the school has a high and positive profile in the local community and in the wider education sector. This will ensure Dunbar Primary School is a thriving and successful part of the community.
This half term we will be welcoming parents and carers to come into class and share in their child’s learning. We will be focussing on sharing our maths and numeracy skills with you this time.
This will take place on Friday 22nd November at 11 am.
The first part of the visit will be a short assembly in the hall where the children will perform some nursery rhymes for you.
You will have an opportunity to explore and join in with some teacher-led and independent learning activities within the classroom. You will be asked to return to the playground as normal at home-time to assist us to dismiss the children safely.