Ways to help

How can parents/carers support their youngster’s education at Prestonpans Primary?

A number of ways are listed below:

  • Join the Parent Council.  If you can’t spare the time there are many events throughout the year that you could support on a one-off basis
  • Contact the school office before the start of the school day if your son/daughter is going to be absent
  • Send notes regarding appointments at least one day before the appointment
  • Send notes when your son/daughter returns to school following a period of absence. This is required in addition to a morning telephone call
  • Ensure the contact details held by the school are up to date.  It is essential that the school office is advised of any change to address/telephone number – without accurate contact details the school cannot contact parents/guardians in an emergency or to discuss any concerns.  You can download the relevant forms here
  • Encourage pupils to wear full dress code on a daily basis; it promotes a positive and businesslike ethos within the school.  Visitors to the school regularly comment on the smart dress of our pupils
  • Encourage your son/daughter to take an active part in PE, and ensuring they remember to pack their kit!
  • Get involved in any way you can.   This involvement could be in a variety of roles, for example, assisting with school groups, accompanying a class on a school trip, or using your own specialist skills to support the school
  • Attend Parents’ Evenings and return the reply slips that accompany report cards
  • Discuss homework with your youngster and ensure they complete homework on time.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher with any concerns
  • Bullying in school can be best tackled if parents/guardians, teachers and pupils all work together to find a solution.  Please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate teacher with any concerns
  • The school is always trying to establish closer links with the local business community.  If you would like to be involved in any way, get in touch!


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