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School Improvement Plans

How Good is Our School (HGIOS) 4th edition is the framework we use to evaluate our practice. Self-evaluation is an ongoing process and we are continually reflecting on and evaluating our work, using the evidence from this to plan future improvement. Each year we produce a School Improvement plan for the coming session and reflect on the development work which has taken place over the previous session. You can read the relevant documents here:

Standards and Quality Report

Focused Review – Law Primary School (22-24 January 2018)

Law Primary School Improvement Plan   2018-2019

North Berwick Nursery School Improvement Plan
2018-2019

There is a clear link between effective self-evaluation and school improvement and we use the three questions:

• How are we doing?
• How do we know?
• What are we going to do now?

This approach requires us to look inwards to analyse our work, look outwards to find out more about what is working well for others locally and nationally and look forwards to gauge what continuous improvement might look like in the longer term.

East Lothian Council Summer Activities 2018

East Lothian Council’s Arts Service has programmed a fun packed summer of creative activities for 5 – 18 year olds to fill the holidays. The programme includes: themed multi arts camps, youth theatre, musical theatre, streetdance, computer animation, outdoor theatre and more.

All activities are booked online at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/summeractivities and a pdf of the leaflet can also be downloaded from East Lothian Council’s website here.

 

 

Class Organisation

This was discussed at the Parent Council last night.  Frequently asked questions about composite classes can be found HERE.

We organise composite classes in accordance with East Lothian Council policy and this is done on the basis of dates of birth.  Maximum class sizes are 25 in P1, 30 in P2 and P3 and 33 in all other classes except composites which are 25.  We are required to keep six spaces at each year stage for any children who join the school during the course of the academic session.

 

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