FLIP: a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs

FLIP (Family-led information point) is a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs.

It offers members the chance to share experiences and knowledge and information about services and support for children with additional support needs and their families. FLIP normally meets once a month or so to discuss what’s happening.

Find out more about FLIP. 

Visit FLIP on Facebook

This “multipost” has been added to all school eduBuzz sites on behalf of Lisa Shine, Service Development Officer, ELC Children’s Services, to help raise awareness of this new service amongst East Lothian parents.

P6 success at Euro Quiz

Well done to our P6 Euro Quiz team. After winning the East Lothian heats, we travelled to the Scottish Parliament to represent East Lothian in the Scottish final.

Rory, James, Maeve and Robert did wonderfully and scored a fantastic 144 out of 200. They came 7th out of 31 teams from around Scotland and were only 16 points off a place in the final!

You have made your school very proud! We were all impressed by your knowledge and hard work! Well done 🙂 .

Sports day!

It is that time of year again and our P1, P2 and P3 sports day is tomorrow at 1:15pm. Your child can bring in a tracksuit and spare set of trainers if they wish or they can wear their normal gym kit. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

Important information

Dear All Parents and Primary 7 Pupils

Queen Margaret University would like to offer East Lothian Council SmartCard holders the opportunity to take advantage of

a range of its facilities, including:

  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Sports facilities—fitness suite, sports hall, exercise & dance studio, outdoor flood-lit Astroturf pitch, Zumba, Spin, Pilates, Pump FX
  • Food court
  • University shop
  • Conference and event facilities.

To enable SmartCard holders to take advantage of facilities at Queen Margaret University, East Lothian Council needs permission to share personal data given the council in support of a SmartCard. The only data that we will pass on is the person’s name and SmartCard number. We will assume that people have given permission to this transfer of data if we do not hear from them by 23 June 2011. For more information and to say ‘no’ to the transfer of personal data to Queen Margaret University, people should phone 01620 827920 or email smartcard@eastlothian.gov.uk.

This will apply to Primary 7 children, who now have their SmartCards.

Community Noticeboard

Under East Coast Trains’ adopt-a-station scheme, Sustaining Dunbar has installed a community noticeboard at Dunbar train station. Any notices for community events can be handed to station staff who will put them up for a two-week period. Please forward this email to anyone involved in community groups who may appreciate this extra opportunity to publicise their events. 

The noticeboard is sited in the back waiting room, and is a little bit out of the way, but hopefully commuters with time to kill will spend the time perusing the notices, once they know it’s there!

Morag Haddow

Sustaining Dunbar

Important Information for Parents and Pupils

Tarring Work at Hallhill/New campus site from 25th May


Start date: 25th May 2011
Completion date: 17th June 2011

In order to complete the construction work for the new upper primary school to the agreed programme, McLaughlin & Harvey, Main Contractor, need to carry out the tar surfacing work from 25th May to 17th June 2011.

The proposed surfacing work will necessitate significant heavy vehicle movements during working hours, including the current restricted periods to take account of pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the existing school.

McLaughlin & Harvey propose to site a full-time banksman at the Kellie Road/Hallhill junction for the duration of this work, as noted on the attached site plan.

McLaughlin & Harvey also propose the following additional safety measures for this work:
– Martin Keys, Site Manager, to attend a school assembly with the Head Teacher of Dunbar Primary School and talk to pupils about safety
– Additional temporary signage along Kellie Road at the approach to the Hallhill junction indicating a reduced speed limit for construction traffic at the junction – 10mph
– The sign on Spott Road (currently showing restricted vehicle access) is to be temporarily blanked off for the duration of these works
– All lorry drivers and subcontractors are to be briefed accordingly by the Site Manager regarding safety from Spott Road roundabout to the site
– The telephone number for Martin Keys, Site Manager, is to be made available at the junction so that any concerns can be reported immediately

Could all pupils and parents using this route to travel to and from school please take extra care and be aware of heavy vehicle traffic along Kellie Road and particularly at the Kellie Road/Hallhill junction.

The contact number for reporting any concerns is:
Martin Keys, Site Manager mobile: 07747036627

Tar work map