Elphinstone Primary School

  • Did your pre-schooler miss their flu vaccine this year?

    Did your pre-schooler miss their flu vaccine this year?

    Pop in and see us on Weds 15th Dec from 13:00-15:30 at East Lothian Community Hospital or on Fri 17 Dec from 09:00 – 15:30 at Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre (Haddington Rd, EH21 8JJ )

    #vaccination #flu

  • Tell us your views

    The council is sharing detailed information on its school buildings with a new website giving a full picture of its estate at individual school, cluster and East Lothian level.

    The website – www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler – brings together information on the condition, suitability and capacity of existing schools and the council is keen to hear the views of families, communities and learners.

    This is part of the development of a Learning Estate Investment Plan for East Lothian. The plan will set out the council’s investment priorities for its schools to make sure that all facilities support high quality teaching and learning equally across the county, and to outline the investment needed for this to happen. It will also consider how school buildings support community use.

    To share your feedback you can:

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    The feedback will be analysed alongside the results of the online questionnaire that was held in February and presented at a future council meeting. For more information, including dates of event in your area and a link to the questionnaire, visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler

    The pre-consultation will close on 10 December 2021.

  • Parent Council meeting

    The next Parent Council meeting for Elphy Primary School will be held virtually on google meet on Wednesday, 9 June · 6:00 – 7:00pm
    Please contact the school office for the meeting link or email parentcouncil@elphinstone.elcschool.org.uk.

  • Transport Survey – link
    Unfortunately the “link to survey” button in the recent post is not working on some sites. This is the survey URL: Workforce Mobility Project – Young Scot Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)
  • South Of Scotland Transport Survey for Young People

    The Workforce Mobility Project would like young people to complete a short five minute survey. This is a great opportunity to highlight the transport and digital barriers and challenges which impact you and your families.

    This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

    This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

    The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal (ESESCRD) is made up of a number of projects which  aim to accelerate growth, create new economic opportunities, and meaningful new jobs that will help to reduce inequalities. You can find out more at their website.

    One thing that is important to many young people in the area is transport. The Workforce Mobility Project part of ESESCRD aims to identify and mitigate the transport barriers which prevent access to employment or training across the region.

    All those who complete the survey (link below) and provide contact details will be included in a prize draw for a £50 Amazon voucher for their region. A prize draw will be completed for each of the regions – Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and Fife.

    The full list of questions in the survey is as follows. (note that depending on their responses not every young person will be asked every question)

    1. Which region do you live in?
    2. What is your age? 
    3. are you able to get to work/college etc without a lift from a family member/friend?
    4. Has Transport been a barrier for you to access employment, training or further education? You can select more than one answer
    5. What is the postcode (minus the last digit e.g. TD6 9A_) of the starting point of your journey and the postcode of the destination, either your place of work, training or further education? 
    6. Have you received any support in overcoming these transport barriers? 
    7. What support has been provided?
    8. Is the support provided in overcoming these transport barriers a long-term solution? 
    9. Have you experienced any barriers in relation to walking or cycling in relation to accessing your place of work, training or further education? 
    10. If you would like to discuss further and be eligible for the [voucher competition] please complete sections below with your contact details