ELC Parental Engagement Strategy

The Parental Engagement Strategy 2017 aims to ensure that all parents and carers are encouraged and supported to engage as partners in their children’s learning, and to become involved in the life of the school/early learning and childcare centre. The Strategy also ensures that we can continue to build on existing good practice and create further opportunities for our parents/carers and schools/early learning and childcare centres to work together. The publication of the Parental Engagement Strategy follows consultation with and collaboration between parents, head teachers, early learning and childcare colleagues, and key education officers. The Strategy received the Council’s approval at the June meeting of its Education Committee, and will be reviewed annually in line with legislation.

You can access the full strategy here
http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/file/12779/parental_engagement_strategy_2017-full_reportThere is also a summary document if you are looking for a shorter read!

North Berwick Education Consultation

Follow this link to the North Berwick Education Consultation portal on the councils website:


The proposal under consideration are as follows :-

Proposal 1 – Proposed closure and re-designation of North Berwick Nursery School to Law Primary School Nursery Class

  • North Berwick Nursery School will be closed and re-designated to Law Primary School Nursery Class and this will take effect from August 2018.

Proposal 2 – To alter the school catchment areas of Dirleton Primary School and Law Primary School

  • The catchment area of Law Primary School will be extended to include the new residential development at Ferrygate Meadow (Local Development Plan Proposal NK5) and the houses in the area of Westerdunes Park, North Berwick currently in the catchment of Dirleton Primary School. This will become operational with immediate effect.

There are opportunities to find out more and discuss the proposals advertised


> Public Meeting: 

  • Tuesday 21 November 2017 at 7pm in North Berwick High School

> Drop in Session:

  • 6 November: 12pm – 5pm Dirleton Primary School  
  • 9 November: 12pm – 5pm North Berwick Community Centre

East Lothian Council Arts Service Auditions

East Lothian Councils Arts Service’s have several projects in the pipeline in which we hope to encourage East Lothian young people to get involved. Please find all the information below and feel free to add this in to your school newsletters or assembly’s to help us spread the word. If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks
Stephanie MacAulay
Dance Artist
East Lothian Council
Tel: 0131 653 5260