Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families
From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person from birth until the until the age of 18.
All pupils will shortly be given a leaflet produced by Scottish Government, explaining the role of a Named Person. You can also find this leaflet on the East Lothian Council website, school websites and the Scottish Government GIRFEC website, along with lots of other information about the Named Person role.
For children in Primary Schools, their Named Person will be the Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher, or a Principal Teacher. In a Secondary School, it will be a Guidance Teacher or a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.
During school holidays, the Named Person role will be undertaken by qualified staff at East Lothian Council. Details of who these people will be and how to contact them will be made available in August, on school and council websites.
Your individual school will inform you as to the name of your child’s Named Person in August, so that you have the most up to date information.
On 30 May, the Scottish Government will be launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the Named Person role and how this fits with the Children and Young People’s Act. East Lothian Council will publicise national materials through social media, on our websites and through pupil post.
For more detailed information, you can look online at the Scottish Government GIRFEC website. This contains a number of very useful and user-friendly documents.
Book Character Potatoes – Winners on PhotoPeach
Music with Miss Ireland is always fun. Watch our short video to see what we were doing today with a stretchy band.
The School Library Service (SLS) have recently surveyed students to make sure they include pupil’s views in their review of the service and would now like to do the same for parents and carers. By completing this survey parents and carers will help us develop school library services for all children and young people in East Lothian.
The Parent Survey is online and will be open from 22nd April to 9th May.
Please click the link below.
Please find link below which will provide you with further information/guidance in relation to the formal consultation which East Lothian Council will be under-taking in connection with the above.
We did it! Reading is Braw has officially launched and you can see some of the highlights of the day in this video.
The launch is reported on the Reading is Braw site at http://www.edubuzz.org/readingisbraw:
- You will see children reading here, there and everywhere.
- You will hear Lindsey Barley reveal the single most important life-skill we can teach our children. (Clue: it starts with the letter r…)
- You will hear children light up the screen with their love of stories.
The Burgh school football team took part in the Douglas Allan Shield tournament at Meadowmill on Monday 18th January.
The tournament was indoor 5-aside and the team played 4 matches against Pinkie, Campie, Windygoul and Longniddry. The boys had some very tough matches but showed great sportsmanship throughout! They came 3rd place in their group. Well done.
On the 20th January after school, 9 budding badminton players attended the mid/east lothain Badminton
Quaich at Meadowmill Sports centre. There was a lot of tough opposition, including Rosa playing, and taking
4 points from the Scotland under 13 champion. There was also some incredible performances from Jacob,
Keigan, Abbie, Freya, Catriona, James and our boys doubles team, who beat Law primary, Cameron
Thank you to Mrs Hoole for supporting the children and Mr Johnston for some coaching expertise.
On Friday 22nd January a Swimming team represented The Burgh at The East Lothain Swimming Gala.
They done a fantastic job and swan really well. Some highlights were Sarah coming runner up in the P7
girls freestyle, James runner up in the P6 and under boys backstroke as well as Daniel coming 2nd in
P7 boys breast stroke. We also managed 2 3rd places as well.
Congratulations you have done the school proud!
Mr Lyall and the swimming team would like to thank Mrs Gilbert for driving them there and to Loretto
Private for supplying the mini bus.
2016 is Riding of the Marches year and to celebrate the Fisherrow Fishermen are taking part in #ROMART.Tags: