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Visual support program

Sanderson’s Wynd are proud to be championing the visual support program. Over the next few weeks we will be updating all visual aids in the school as we have moved onto the widget program. If you would like any more information of this and if specific visual aids would be useful to your child, please get in touch with Mrs Pitt. We have popped some information about the program below.

Primary 1 August 2023

Hopefully you all parents will have received the information about the transition visits taking place at the school on 21/22nd of June 2023.

The Children’s P1 meet the teacher packs have gone out addressed to them personally  and should be arriving over the next week or so. if you haven’t received your pack by the 16th of June please email the school directly

Personal Property in school

Personal property in school

Over the last few weeks we have had a few cases of personal items belonging to pupils going missing. We would kindly like to remind all parents and carers that unfortunately we are unable to accept any liability for the loss or damage to the items. If you are sending items in, please ensure these items are well labelled and easily identified.


Scooter and bikes 

All bikes and scooters should be stored to the bike stand/shed in the playground, they should not be left at the front entrance of the school. All bikes and scooters should be locked with a suitable lock and should be labelled or identifiable as to who is the owner to school staff / parents and other children.






As with clothing/ bags/ lunch boxes / gym kits/ coats ETC we would recommend that any and all items are labelled with the owners name clearly.

Social Media Safety …are you keeping as safe as possible?

As a school we never encourage any child to access social media. Social media platforms cannot be access from school computers and networks.

Social media companies have detailed policies and operating procedures with age restrictions for reasons, it is the full responsibility of the Parents/ Carers to ensure children are accessing appropriate content.     

below here are some handy guides to help with understanding the most common sites.











ECHC Pilot taking place in Tranent

Children and young people in Scotland are facing a mental health crisis.

ECHC research found that over half (59%) of families in Scotland have a child who has experienced a mental health concern at some point in their life.

Overwhelmingly, families we’ve spoken to feel that they have nowhere to turn, no one to tell them they’re doing a good job, and no access to support or advice. We believe this is not right, and we need to change it.

That’s why this Mental Health Awareness Week, we are announcing our new pilot service – No Time To Wait which aims to tackle this growing crisis.

Starting this summer, it will be piloted in Tranent, East Lothian for two years, and offer a therapeutic drop-in space with creative interventions such as leisure, art, activities, family support and youth work. Every family will have a ‘Pal’; a trained team member who can support them along their child’s mental health journey.

It will be modelled on our existing Hospital Hub, which delivers similar interventions to children and families visiting the RHCYP. At its best, it may negate a family’s need for future access to medical support, alleviating the pressures on CAMHS.

“It takes a village to heal a child. Right now, there is no village. Just exhausted parents.”

Children and families are telling us that there’s no support available, so we’re stepping up to do something about it.

There’s no more time to wait. Together, we can help every child struggling with their mental health.

Please show your support by helping us to share this important news. Send this email to your friends and family or click on the buttons below to share our social media posts to your own channels.

Thank you for your continued support,


2023 Book fare

School Book Fair | The Oaks Primary School

Any completed order that are not sent home have to be ordered in and will be sent home in due course, as they come in .

final reminder all orders need to be completed by 11.00 on Monday 22/05/2023