More than 2,300 schools across Scotland received additional support worth thousands of pounds, which was to be spent at the discretion of teachers and school leaders to close the poverty related attainment gap in their schools. Allocations are based on the number of pupils from P1 to S3 who are eligible and registered for free school meals, with schools receiving around £1,200 per pupil. We received £51,600 this session and carried forward £19,143 from last session totalling £70,743. We have attached a list of the interventions and resources we felt supported the needs of our learners and our context.
Why not come along and join us at our Scots’ Night in Shottstown Miners on 24th January. See attached for further information.
Please find attached January Newsletter.
New school menu for January until end of June attached for your information
Friday 21st December the school will finish at 12noon. Children return to school on Tuesday 8th January. Have a lovely break.
Work on the telephone system has now been completed and all the numbers have been successfully tested and called.
Attached minutes of meeting held on 28th November 2018.
Positive Relationships and Health and Wellbeing Policy Statements
One of our priorities this session is to improve learners health and wellbeing. Part of this development is a focus on wellbeing as well as revising our positive relationships policy. We have attached our DRAFT policies to share with you. There will be opportunities in the new year to have your say regarding these policies.
ParentPay – Our New Online School Payment Service
ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, milk, trips and much more.
I’m delighted to inform you that our school will go-live with ParentPay on 27th November 2017.
The system is easy-to-use and offers parents and carers the freedom to make online payments by credit or debit card, whenever and wherever they like, 24/7.
What parents and carers can do now
- If you haven’t already, please create an account with our Midlothian Council website where you can also find out more about ParentPay
- If you don’t think we have your up to date email address, please email us at email@example.com by 13/11/17.
Parents and carers will be sent individual letters detailing the account activation procedure nearer the time and user guides will be available online.
We will of course continue to accept cash and cheque payments as necessary but we do hope that parents will use the new online facility. Less time spent in school on cash handling means more time is available to support the smooth running of the school.