HMI Inspection

Dear parents

HM Inspectors from Education Scotland will be visiting us to conduct an inspection during the week commencing 22nd April 2019.  You can find out more about inspection, from the Inspection and review documentation pages of Education Scotland’s website.

As part of the inspection, Inspectors gather the views of stakeholders via an online survey which is available from the Newmilns Primary Blog.

I would like to encourage you to complete the survey.  Inspectors will also be meeting with groups of parents during the inspection so to be part of that discussion you should complete the survey with additional links provided to indicate your interest in taking part.

You should complete the survey by Thursday 28th March 2019 for one child or for each of your children in attendance at Newmilns Primary School.  Please note this inspection is in relation to the school only. The ECC is not involved at this time.

The online survey for parents/carers is:


copy of the letter issued today:

HMI Inspection


NHS – sickness guidance

All children were issued with letters today providing guidance from the NHS on gastrointestinal symptoms (sickness, diarrhoea and sometimes stomach pain etc).

The current NHS advice is:

Careful hand washing before eating or preparing food and after being at the toilet is very important to limit the risk of spread. In addition, any person, teacher or pupil, who has symptoms should stay off school or go home. They should not return to the school until they have had no symptoms for a period of 48 hours.

A copy of the letter is attached below:

nhs letter newmilns


Chat with Mrs McCracken

Chat with Mrs McCracken is back!  Come along to the school on Monday 25th of March at 1.45pm to be involved in this informal opportunity to talk about what is working in the school and what you would like to see change!

School Charter and Restorative Approaches

Primary 5/6 devised our school charter.  This will be reviewed over the remainder of this session and early next.  This charter lays out how we will all work together to respect our own rights and the rights of others,

RRSA single page

Over the next week the children will learn more about Restorative Approaches – a new approach to how we manage certain incidents and difficulties in school – more information will be issued to parents soon,  WE hope to have an information session in school about this too.


Comic Relief

Thanks to all who Raised in Red today and helped us to raise £89.66 for Comic Relief. A big well done to the Rights Respecting Team for their hard work in organising this event.



Global Citizenship Coffee Afternoon

Well done to the Global Citizenship Team who worked hard to run a very successful Coffee Afternoon. The event was a great success and very busy! Thank you to all who came along and helped to support this event which managed to raise £164.33 to buy a water supply for a community in need.

Also a big Thank You to all the members of staff, especially Mrs Cochrane who helped it all to run smoothly on the day.