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Composite Class Survey

We have been asked to share the below info on an important survey with you. The survey is on the link at the bottom and is open until 26th January.

 


 

Dear Parents/Carers,

City of Edinburgh Council are consulting with parents, carers, school staff and pupils around our current guidance for selecting pupils for a composite class.

Composite classes are a normal part of primary school education in Scotland and have become more common.  The maximum class size for a composite class is 25 pupils.  This applies to all composite classes in Scotland, regardless of the age and number of year groups within the class.

In Edinburgh, when planning composite classes, year groups are not normally be split 3 ways, for example, a P2 year group would not be split into P1/2, P2 and P2/3. A split of P1/2 and P2/3 would be acceptable.

Headteachers are responsible for organising a composite class.  Currently in Edinburgh, the main criterion for selecting pupils for a composite class is age – so the oldest pupils from the younger year group will be grouped with the younger children from the older year group.  In other words, we use date of birth as our main criterion. Head Teachers may also consider the gender balance of the classes and pupils in each stage.

We invite you to participate in our survey – this can be accessed by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting it into your web browser.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sccompc

 

The survey will be open until Sunday 26th January 2020.   

Free Ebooks and Audiobooks

Did you know you can borrow ebooks on your phone, tablet, PC or Kindle via the Edinburgh Library service? There’s even a kids and teens book section.

You can also borrow audiobooks.

You don’t even need to be a member or visit the library to get started as you can get an instant temporary digital membership.

To find out more click here to head over to the library website.

Illness and Sickness Advice

It is winter and the winter bugs are arriving as usual.

At this time of year it is especially important to follow the best advice to help keep children and staff well and keep schools and nurseries working well.

NHS Lothian have issued the following key advice for Parents and Carers.

The most important message is:

The key advice is the

Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have cleared.

The following will help prevent infection at home as well.

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

•Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water

•Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

•Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.

•You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI

•Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu

 

Police Scotland Home Security Guide

Police Scotland – Edinburgh Division – Festive Period Security Advice

 

As we experience darker nights and approach the busy festive period it’s a good time of year to review the security of your home and outbuildings such as sheds and garages. For crime prevention advice and further information that will help secure your homes and sheds from intruders please visit our website on the link below or read the attached files.

Home Security Guide

Shed Security

 

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/secure-your-home