Monthly Archives: Nov 2017

Junior Road Safety Assembly

Our Junior Road Safety Officers Keven and Fabio led our road safety assembly to launch Road Safety Week.

We all enjoyed watching a video about safety when crossing roads, an interactive magic show and a quiz to help us to learn about Road Safety. They are also running a poster competition with the whole school with lots of prizes to be won for the most eye catching designs. Thanks too to Mr MacKay who supports the running of this pupil group.

Education Bill- Government consultation

The Scottish Government is drafting an education bill to improve education in Scotland by giving greater autonomy and decision making powers to both schools and headteachers.

Amongst other measures the bill will seek to

  • Establish a “Headteacher’s Charter”.
  • Improve parent and carer involvement in school life
  • Establish regional Improvement Collaboratives.

The Scottish Government are consulting parents on implementing this plan.

If you wish to know more or to respond to the consultation then it is available on this link.

www.consult.gov.scot/learning-directorate/education-scotland-bill/

Applying to Take Your Child Away in Term Time

Section 30 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 clearly states that parents do not have an automatic right to take their child out of school during term time.

Parents who chose to do so may be adversely affecting their child’s educational progress.

However, for some pupils these trips may be of great religious, cultural or family significance.

If you wish to apply to take your child on such a trip then please read through and complete the attached information and application form. On completion please return it to the school office and we will endeavour to give you our response promptly.

Dalry PS heritage visit letter