As I’m sure you know, we will soon reach our School’s very special date, and I would like to update you on events around our anniversary week.
I have had a number of discussions with staff, pupils, parents and partners of the school over the past few months, and we have agreed a range of activities and events which I believe provide interesting learning opportunities for the children as well as a number of fun and exciting ways of sharing this learning while marking a special occasion. The children have already been working in class on a number of curriculum areas which have allowed them to reflect on the 50 years which have passed since the school first opened on its current site. I am very grateful to members of the parent forum who have given time to help us in organising events and sorting memorabilia, and I am delighted to be able to advise that we have successfully bid for funds to allow us to commission a purpose built display cabinet which will feature a range of school history for years to come.
I attach an overview of activities for the week commencing 25 February. Please note that items marked in red are intended to be sharing events and we are very keen for as many parents and friends of the school community to join us as can manage. We totally understand that everyone has busy lives, but if you are able to take some time to join us at any of the marked events, you will be very welcome. The finale to the week will be the Friday Assembly, and it is likely that we may have to regulate numbers by way of tickets per family. More details on this to follow.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or the school office should you wish to discuss any of this further, and in the meantime I hope you will be able to mark a couple of dates in your diary.
Please see the minutes following the parent council meeting on Monday 21st Jan
Please find attached link to the Parental Engagement Strategy 2017 evaluation surveys. This Strategy was launched by East Lothian Council in November 2017 and the survey is to enable the council to evaluate the six strands of the Strategy. The full Strategy document is available at https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/download/12712/parental_engagement_strategy
We are delighted to be able to advise that the recruitment process for our Early Years Team is now complete, and we are very much looking forward to Mrs Fiona Nightingale joining us on 4 February as an additional Early Years Practitioner. Mrs Nightingale has extensive experience in Early Years provision, as well as a teaching background, and, of course, has a deep knowledge of Innerwick PS from a parent and Parent Council member’s perspective. We wish to welcome Fiona to the Innerwick team, and look forward to working with her very soon.
Please see attached information digest from Support from the Start