Additional Support for Learning

 

Subject: Additional Support for Learning: Research on the experience of children and young people and those that support them and guidance on the presumption of mainstreaming

 

 

 

Please note that the Scottish Government published the updated guidance on the presumption of mainstreaming yesterday.

 

Please find links to the following documents that were published –

 

Updated presumption of mainstreaming guidance. (https://www.gov.scot/publications/guidance-presumption-provide-education-mainstream-setting/)

 

Implementation of Additional Support for Learning 2017-18. (https://www.gov.scot/publications/implementation-additional-support-learning-2017-2018/)

 

Additional Support for Learning: Research on the experience of children and young people and those that support them. (https://www.gov.scot/publications/additional-support-learning-research-experience-children-young-people-those-support/

Music Tuition in Schools

Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into Instrumental Music Tuition in School:

 

The above Scottish Parliamentary Committee published its report in January, making a series of recommendations to COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) and the Scottish Government.

 

COSLA and the Scottish Government have now responded to the Committee’s report and links to both replies can be found below

 

COSLA:

https://parliament.scot/S5_Education/Inquiries/20190320COSLAresponse_musictuition.pdf

 

Scottish Government: https://parliament.scot/S5_Education/Inquiries/20190327SG_response_music_tuition_report.pdf

 

The next step for the Committee will be its debate in the Scottish Parliament Chamber which will focus on the inquiry.

 

 

Improvement Plan Workshop

INVITE

IMPROVEMENT PLAN WORKSHOP

LOIRSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

30TH April 6.15pm to 7.15pm

It is so important that our Parent Forum have a voice.

The aim of the workshop is to give all parents/guardians the opportunity to learn how our school will be addressing the 4 main priorities below in the next school year, consider the proposed actions linked to these priorities and to give an opportunity for feedback.

Improvement in attainment*, particularly in literacy and numeracy

Closing the attainment* gap between the most and least disadvantaged children and young people

➢ Improvement in children and young people’s health and wellbeing

Improvement in employability skills and sustained, positive school-leaver destination for all young people

*Educational attainment is the term used to ensure that all our children reach their full potential.

One of the roles and functions of the Parent Council is to be involved in evaluating and informing decisions about school improvement. To assist the parent council, we are inviting all parents/guardians to this workshop.

Please email us on pcloirston@aberdeen.npfs.org.uk if you have any questions.

 

Out of School Care

 

Out of School Care

 

The Aberdeen City Parent Council Forum is seeking feedback from parents on out of school care to feed in to a survey being undertaken by National Parent Forum Scotland.

 

 Please see the questions and email link below.

 

 What comes to mind when we talk about out of school care?

 

How would you like out of school care to work in Scotland?

 

Do you use it?

 

Why / why not?

 

What decisions are made as a family around out of school care?

 

What are the three most important things for Scottish Government to think about when creating a new draft framework for out of school care?

 

 

Comments can be sent to aberdeen.city@npfs.org.uk

Volunteers required

We are looking for volunteers to accompany our P6 pupils on the Gramps Fire Walk on Wednesday 1st May.

P6B will be leaving Loirston School at 9.30 am and return at approximately 11.00 am.

P6A will be leaving Loirston School at 10.15 am and return at approximately 12.15

Thanking you in advance.