Calside Courier

Calside Primary School, Dumfries

Calside- Our School

Motto: “Together Everyone Achieves More”

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The staff and children of Calside Primary extend a warm welcome to all parents, friends and visitors to our school.

Every parent wants the best for their children and this is particularly true of the education we would like them to receive.   We want our school to be a caring, stimulating and challenging experience for our young people and we believe that the best way to achieve this is through a close working relationship with parents and families.  With your help and support we shall endeavour to provide your children with a high quality education which encourages them to develop their talents and abilities to the full.

The staff at Calside are a highly qualified, caring staff who are dedicated to ensuring that your child will develop his or her skills to their full potential.  We work to ensure that the time your child spends with us is happy and fruitful.  We hope that by the time your child leaves he or she will have grown into a mature, responsible young person ready to make the most of his or her secondary school. The updated rationale for our curriculum and learners’ experiences can be found here: Calside Rationale 2023 Any items which are underlined are linked to useful websites if you wish to know more about any of our approaches.

The School Handbook for 2023- 2024 has been updated within the Dumfries and Galloway framework, and can be found here: Calside Primary Handbook 2023-2024

The Nursery Handbook has been updated within the Dumfries and Galloway Framework, and can be found here:Calside Nursery Handbook 2023-2024 The Nursery also produces a Duty of Candour report annually. The most recent report can be found here: Duty of Candour Report (2023)

The Dumfries and Galloway authority handbook can be found here: Dumfries and Galloway Authority Handbook 2023

We review our practice using the national indicators as per Dumfries & Galloway policy: each year we review our progress over the past year through our Standards and Quality Audit, and then we draw up our plans for the coming year. The current audits and plans can be seen here:

Calside Primary Standards and Quality Report 2024

Calside School Improvement Plan 2024-25

Calside Nursery Standards and Quality Report 2024

Calside Nursery Improvement Plan 2024-25

A summary is sent to parents twice a year- the most recent can be found here: Parental SQA update April 2024



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