Welcome to Carolside

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Welcome to Carolside, from Mr Bryan McLachlan, Acting Head Teacher

Dear Parents/Carers

As a new parent or school visitor, you will be made most welcome to Carolside Primary School. Our website will hopefully help you to understand more about our school and how we organise our pupils’ learning in order to provide the very best education for all of our pupils. We have a very good school ethos and our pupils feel well supported in school. Children are taught by skilled teaching staff, in an atmosphere conducive to effective learning and teaching. Pupils are supported by caring support staff.

The process of education starts before children come to school and is continuous. While children are at school our aim is to organise, in partnership with parents, a more structured system of learning and teaching which allows a child to progress at his or her own pace. Many children come to school with valuable pre-school experience and because of our strong Pre-5 links we are able to build on this foundation. We cater for all aptitudes and abilities by delivering a broad based curriculum. We fully support pupils with additional needs, offering individual support if required. We encourage all children towards independent learning, equipping them with the necessary skills to develop good learning habits.

Curriculum for Excellence, encourages all teachers to engage all pupils in Active Learning. Learning should be enjoyable, challenging and fun. Teachers help children develop important life skills and to foster inquisitive minds. Our school encourages a broad range of achievements for all pupils. Our new curriculum has four purposes – to enable all pupils to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

In Carolside we expect our pupils to work hard and to try to do their best in class while reinforcing the importance of what happens outside the classroom too. We encourage our pupils to take a pride in their surroundings, to look after the school environment, to respect other people’s property, to be helpful and polite and to consider those less fortunate than themselves. All our pupils have a voice and, along with various committees and groups, share ideas to enable them to contribute to the running of the school. They help us improve the school environment and contribute to school policy changes where appropriate.

We hope that your child will be very happy with us and will respond to the many opportunities for learning which we offer through the wide range of activities and experiences in the primary school.

It is our aim to offer education of the highest quality and we use East Renfrewshire Council’s Mission Statement as our guideline. A copy of this is contained in our handbook.

We look forward to working in partnership with you. We hope to involve you as fully as possible in your child’s learning, school activities and school improvements.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any concerns you may have regarding your child.

Yours sincerely

Mr Bryan McLachlan

Acting Head Teacher

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