We are very pleased to now be able to advise parents of the following changes to our staff team. Mrs Margaret Ballantyne has been appointed as Modern Foreign Languages Teacher for the Dunbar cluster, and will teach P6 (French) and P7 (German) on a Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Donna Christison has been appointed as a part-time Classroom Assistant, supporting pupils in P4/5 and P6/7 as timetabled. The position of Principal Teacher cover in P6/7, one day per week, is currently being advertised as a post to the end of the academic year. At the moment, we are very pleased to have Mrs Soraya Gibson in place until further notice.
Is your child eligible for free school meals, and if so, have you registered?
Schools receive additional funding of £1,200 from the Scottish Government for every pupil in P1 to S3 who is registered for free school meals. This is called Pupil Equity Funding, and schools use this additional money to help fund a wide range of initiatives to support achievement and provide the best possible opportunities for children’s learning.
How do I know if my child is eligible for free school meals?
Please visit our website www.eastlothian.gov.uk to check your eligibility and download an application form.
Even if your child does not wish to take up the option of having a free school meal every day, we would encourage you to register so that your child’s school will receive the Pupil Equity Funding allowance to support their learning.
P1/2/3 were so excited to share their wonderful sound instruments with their friends, which they had been creating at home over the last two weeks. Everyone had the opportunity to talk about the materials they had used to make their instrument, and demonstrate and explain how the sound was made. We also talked about volume and pitch, and the different ways to make a sound – by hitting, plucking, shaking or blowing.