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Calside Primary School, Dumfries

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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 rationale for our curriculum and learners’ experiences can be found here:  Calside-Curriculum-Rationale

The School Handbook for 2021 has been updated within the Dumfries and Galloway framework, and can be found here: Calside Primary Handbook 2021 2022

The Dumfries and Galloway authority handbook can be found here: Authority Handbook 2021

A copy of the current School Improvement Plan can be found here: Calside SIP 2021 2022. A copy of the Nursery Improvement Plan can be found here: Calside Nursery – SI Progress Reporting and Planning. A summary is sent to parents twice a year- the most recent can be found here: Parental SIP update September 2021

The Nursery Handbook for 2021 has been updated within the Dumfries and Galloway Framework, and can be found here: Calside Nursery Handbook 2021

The Nursery also produces a Duty of Candour report annually. The most recent report can be found here: Calside Nursery Duty of Candour report

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