All posts by Angus MacRury

Depute Headteacher, Dunbar Primary School.

Dunbar Primary School Fair 2017

This year The Parent Council have a School Fair on the 23rd November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Main Hall at John Muir Campus. Entry is only £2 and this gets you a drink once you are in the hall.

We have a variety of resources and stall holders as well as a fantastic raffle. Remember ALL money raised will support the children in Dunbar Primary School.

Click the link below for more details.

Xmas Fayre Poster

Dunbar Primary School Improvement Plan and S&Q Report

Please find below Dunbar Primary School Improvement Plan 2017-18 and the Standards and Quality Report for 2016-17.

There are four main priorities in the plan listed below.

We have already made significant progress in priority one and two and are moving forward with the priorities three and four as National and Local guidance/ resources are issued.

Priority 1 : To raise the attainment in reading and close the gap in less able readers

Priority 2 : Improve the attainment and close the gap in numeracy and mathematics

Priority 3: Review H&WB programme to reflect need to support pupils emotional well-being and embed GIRFEC and SHANNARI

Priority 4 : To develop 1+2 Language across the whole school

If you wish to support the school on any aspect of our improvement plan we would be delighted to work with you.

DPS SIP 2017 – 2018

Final SQ DPS 2016 2017

P1 Bookbug Bags EVENT and accessible versions

 On the Friday 24th November P1 parents are invited to the main hall at John Muir Campus for our Bookbug2017 gifting

We’re delighted to share that CALL Scotland have again worked in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust to create accessible versions of the text. These are great resoruces which can enable learners who require additional support to access the texts through providing accessible formats.

The three symbolised accessible formats are as follows:

  • Recorded PowerPoint Show 1997-2003 (for each of the 3 books)
  • Switch Prompt PowerPoint Show 1997-2003 (for each of the 3 books) (for simple
    switch access)
  • Keynote switch prompt for iPad (for each of the 3 books)

CLICK HERE – CALL Scotland P1 Bookbug Pack

Blythswood Shoeboxes

Dear Parents/Carers

Blythswood Shoeboxes

Here is a link to a lovely piece of film which shows children opening their shoeboxes, The children have watched this video in class to encourage them to see what a difference their shoeboxes will make. The final day for handing in is Weds 1st November. This years list is below.

List for Boxes






Pablo, with ASD, on New CBeebies Show

A new Cbeebies show where the main character has ASD.  There are also games on the Cbeebies website.


The new CBeebies and RTÉJr series is the first animated TV series to star an autistic character and the first TV programme with an all-autistic core cast.Magic crayons, animated friends and a wonderful imagination… these are the tools that five and a half year-old Pablo uses to turn life’s little challenges into big adventures.

The animation, produced by Paper Owl Films, sees the smart, funny and creative Pablo draw imaginary animal friends which come to life to help him handle situations which make him feel anxious, such as going for a haircut or to the supermarket. Pablo is on the autism spectrum. Continue reading Pablo, with ASD, on New CBeebies Show

We are looking for teachers-Vacancies

We are looking for 4 Class Teachers at Dunbar Primary School (4 posts)

East Lothian Council

Ref no: EAL02363
Closes: Sunday, 22nd October 2017
Published: Friday, 6th October 2017

Location: Dunbar Primary School, Lammermuir Crescent, Dunbar
Salary: £22,416 – £35,763 per year
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Permanent & Temporary
Position Type: Full Time & Part Time

Vacancy Information

4 class teacher positions available as follows:

Vacancy 1:
Full time (35 hours), permanent, Mon-Fri, to start asap (Lochend Campus)

Vacancy 2 and Vacancy 3:
2 Full time posts (35 hours), maternity cover until June 2018, Mon-Fri, to start Jan 2018 (Lochend Campus)

Vacancy 4:
Part time (17.5 hours), permanent, Wed, Thurs and alt Fri, to start asap (John Muir Campus)

You will be asked to indicate which of the above post(s) you wish to be considered for when you complete the application form

To apply Click HERE

If you would like an informal chat about any of these posts contact Helen Gillanders, Headteacher on 01368863773 (John Muir) or 01368860997 (Lochend)

Continue reading We are looking for teachers-Vacancies

John Muir Library

Dear Parents

As you will be aware we have  wonderful Libraries in both Campuses. This year we are targeting on further improving the Library in the John Muir Campus. As part of this improvement no books will be issued to children this week or next week as we will be undertaking a full stocktake of the books in the Library. If you could have a quick look at home to see if you have any unreturned books for the Library we would be grateful.

We will keep you updated about further improvements as they happen.

A MacRury