Weekly Update 04 June 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

COVID TESTING IN DUNBAR

INFORMATION FROM ELC FOR PARENTS

A mobile testing unit will be returning to Dunbar from today (Wednesday, 2 June) – two days earlier than planned – following a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the local area

The mobile unit will be sited in the car park at Dunbar Leisure Pool and will be open from 10am to 6pm daily up to and including Sunday, 7 June. 

It’s possible to have the virus without knowing – so people can get tested here to help stop the spread, even if they’ve received their vaccination. You can get tested more than once.

Sharon Saunders, Head of Communities, said:

“In recent days some new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Dunbar area. While the numbers are still relatively low, it underlines the fact that transmission of the virus remains a real risk.

“Almost 1 in 3 people who have COVID-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing the virus on to loved ones and people in the community.

“Good progress is being made in suppressing COVID – as reflected by East Lothian’s move to Level 1 later this week – and with the rollout of the vaccination programme, but localised increases in virus prevalence show we must all remain on our guard.

“A mobile test unit had been due in Dunbar for a further three days from Friday, but will now be back in the town from Wednesday – two days earlier than originally planned.

“By visiting the mobile people can find out if they are positive, and take immediate action to stop the spread of the virus to others, by self-isolating.

“In the coming days, units will also be in Tranent, North Berwick, Port Seton, Haddington and Whitecraig. We’ll confirm the plans for next week in the days ahead.

“Meanwhile, our testing centre at the former Stoneyhill Community Centre in Musselburgh, aimed at identifying positive cases among people showing no symptoms, continues to be open from Tuesday to Saturday (11am-6pm). No appointments is required.”

The revised mobile testing unit schedule for the rest of this week is:

Wednesday, 2 June; Thursday, 3 June

  • Dunbar Leisure Pool
  • Port Seton Centre
  • The Mercat Bar & Grill, Whitecraig
  • North Berwick Community Centre
  • John Muir House, Haddington

Friday, 4 June

  • Dunbar Leisure Pool
  • Loch Centre, Tranent
  • North Berwick Community Centre
  • John Muir House, Haddington

Saturday, 5 June; Sunday, 6 June

  • Dunbar Leisure Pool
  • Loch Centre, Tranent

Walk-in appointments are available on the day. Alternatively bookings can be made from 6pm on the day before you want to take a test either online at: get a free test online or by phone: 0300 303 2713. When asked why you are booking a test, select: ‘my local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms’.

More information on testing options is available at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/testing

We are looking for a Depute Head Teacher – Dunbar Primary School

This post will initially be located within the John Muir Campus and pupil support is part of the remit.

Dunbar Primary School is a very large school split over two campuses; the roll continues to rise as additional housing is built in Dunbar. We currently have over 1,200 pupils from Nursery – Primary 7.

John Muir Campus currently has fifteen P1 – P3 classes and five rooms in our nursery.  We also have an Authority Communication Base (The Cove) within John Muir Campus for primary pupils.  All pupils in The Cove are allocated a mainstream class and where possible, depending on the severity and need, we aim to integrate them into class as much as possible. For more information or to apply click HERE.

We are looking for a Classroom Assistant (2 posts) – Dunbar Primary School

Job Details

To support the quality of teaching and learning to pupils and assist in the promotion of pupil development through support and involvement in learning activities.

2 x Temporary posts until 30th June 2022
Term time – 39 weeks per year
Days and hours  of work:
To work over 5 days – to be confirmed with successful applicants
To start 16th August 2021

For more information or to apply click HERE.

We are looking for ASN Auxiliary – Dunbar Primary School

To provide care and assistance to individuals and small groups of pupils with additional
support needs.

Temporary until 30th June 2022
This post is term time – 39 weeks per year
Days & Times to be confirmed.
To start 16th August 2021

Interviews to take place on Thursday 24th June

For more information or to apply click HERE

We are looking for ASN Auxiliary (4 posts) – Dunbar Primary School (The Cove) Applications Close 6th June

To provide care and assistance to individuals and small groups of pupils with additional support needs.

4 Temporary post until 30th June 2022
Term time – 38 weeks per year
Days and hours of work to be agreed with successful candidates
To start ASAP or 16th August 2021

For more information or to apply click HERE

DUNBAR CIVIC WEEK

£100, £50 & £25 prizes to be won in our #BestDressed house, window & #scarecrow competition! Get your entries up and photos in by 10th June. did we mention we also have a Treasure Hunt competition? Details to follow

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From Dunbar Grammar P7 Transition

We held our Parents/Carers transition evening on Monday 31 May, please find the presentation from the evening, and documents below:

Duke of Edinburgh Award

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