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Parental Engagement Strategy evaluation surveys

East Lothian Council are hoping as many people as possible will complete a survey about where we are in our implementation of the Scottish Government’s Parental Engagement Strategy 2017.  The full Strategy document is available at

The survey can be found at and it will be open for completion until Friday 22nd February, 2019.  Parents only need to complete one survey if they have multiple children at school, but will need to complete more than one survey for children at different schools.  The survey results will be collated on a school basis which will be shared with the HT and Chair of the Parent Council to support any actions arising shortly after the closure of the surveys.

Basecamp 2

Lothian Autistic Society is providing a new evening service programme called Basecamp 2.

Basecamp 2 is an individualised programme which aims to equip children on the autistic spectrum with skills whilst socialising with others. The young people will set targets with a mentor and they will be given the opportunity to reach their goals over a 6 month period. The young people will receive 6 cairn awards before getting the final certificate, The Summit Award. This programme is a great opportunity to try new things in a safe environment. The Basecamp 2 service has been running for a number of years with great success, therefore we are excited to be expanding this service out the above areas again. Spaces are available as follows:

Location – Musselburgh, East Lothian

Date/Time – Monday 18:15 – 20:45 running weekly from January – June 2019

Who is it for? – Children and young people of high school age with a diagnosis of autism or with similar support needs

Cost – £5 per session

If  interested please email the Lothian Autistic office to request a referral form. The email address is as follows: