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Newsletter 19.9.19 01890 771241 • coldinghamps@scotborders.gov.uk
In This Issue

· Purpose of new format

· Feedback on ‘Bring an adult’ to school

· Parent Helpers

Upcoming Events

Parent Consultation dates

Bikeability for P5

Eyemouth Community Campus Plan

P6/7 trip to EYHS

Rugby and Hockey for P4-7

Little Bits of Info

Packed Lunches from Home

Cutlery is now a ‘help yourself’ for children bringing a packed lunch and empty cartons and banana skins etc. can be placed in the bin.

Contact Us

Coldingham Primary

School Road

Coldingham

EYEMOUTH
TD14 5NS

01890 771241

Why a new format?

Formal and informal feedback has highlighted the need for improved communication between home and school.

Reporting of the lack of notice of the ‘Bring an adult to school day’ led me back to our first newsletter of the new session where it was first announced. However, I also readily accepted that it was buried, along with information about staffing, in the ‘Welcome back’ section.

So, time for change! Thank you for sharing your views – it is feedback that helps us to improve.

Feedback on ‘Bring an Adult to School’ event

Thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the first of these events. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and a call for more. We will be holding these events each term.

Parents/carers also asked for further opportunities to see their children’s work more regularly. I hope you are always made to feel welcome to come in and look at your children’s efforts, and if you cannot come in, we can send work home over a weekend, as long is it all comes back!

Attendees enjoyed hearing about the school’s progress towards school improvement priorities and it was a super opportunity for responding to questions and explaining how we work on a day-to-day basis.

Parent Helpers in Class

We always welcome an extra pair of hands in school to help with different activities. You do not have to commit to a whole year, or even a whole term. It may be that you can spare an hour each week for the next 4 weeks.

Please approach the class teacher directly who will be able to explain the expectations of working in school and put you to good use!

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Upcoming Events

Parent Consultation Dates: Tuesday 8th October: 3.15-5.15pm

Thursday 10th October: 5.30-7.30pm

Bikeability, Tuesday 24th September:

P5 pupils will undertake ‘Bikeability’ for the day. This will be led by an SBC employee, bikes will be provided and the children will be joined by the P5s from Cockburnspath PS.

Eyemouth Community Campus Plans: Thursday 26th September 7.30pm Scottish Borders Council is hosting a community drop in event at Eyemouth Primary School. This event is intended to give the public the opportunity to hear more about a range of initial proposals for the new Eyemouth Community Campus, and for the local Authority to listen to the community views.

P6/7 visit to EYHS, Friday 27th September:

The P6s and P7s from all the Eyemouth Cluster Primary Schools have been invited to watch the rehearsal of ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’. Pupils will arrive back to school after the bell so further details will be sent out for parent/carers.

Rugby and Hockey Festival, Tuesday 1st October:

P4/5 will be playing Rugby and P6/7 will be playing Hockey at Eyemouth High School, along with the other primary pupils from the Eyemouth cluster.

Scottish Government Consultation on Out of School Care

We’re really pleased to be able to say that our consultation on our draft framework for Out of School Care in Scotland is now live. The consultation period started on 3rd September 2019 and will run until the 6th December 2019. https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/out-of-school-care

We look forward to receiving your responses to the consultation as we complete our consultation and move forward with considering our future policy development and publication of a framework by the end of this parliamentary term.

We are in the process of arranging a number of face to face consultation events to complement the online consultation working again with children, with parents and carers and with the out of school care sector.

If you would like to speak to us about a possible event or how we can tie in with any upcoming conferences or other planned events, please let us know.

KATE SMITH: Out of School Care Team Leader

Early Learning & Childcare Directorate – Scottish Government

Tel: +44(0)131 244 2924/ +44(0)7500 920545 E-mail: kate.smith

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