Category Archives: Parents

Spooky Halloween Event

Spooky season is upon us and, in the best of Scottish traditions, it’s time to come together to tell spine-tingling tall tales, sing spooky songs, and share our best nerve-jangling jokes.

This is a great opportunity for children, young people and their families in Scotland to join in with a free online event on Saturday 30th October from 1-3pm. It’s especially for children and young people who use communication technology, and will feature storytelling, singing and jokes, with plenty of opportunity for everyone to join in with communication aids and symbols.

Who is hosting the event?

It is being hosted by Augmentative Communication in Practice (ACIP:S), the organisation that brings together the various communication aid and assistive technology services in Scotland (CALL Scotland , FAACT, KEYCOMM, SCTCI and others) and  takes place during AAC Awareness Month, which happens in October each year.

Transition to Adulthood Pathway

East Renfrewshire Carers Centre are facilitating a zoom session on 19 October at 7pm and would like to invite carers of young people with additional support needs who are aged between 14 and 25 years.  East Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (ERHSCP) are developing a Transition to Adulthood Pathway  to support young people who require additional support moving to adulthood and adult services. This pathway will act as a guide to the HSCP, partners, carers and young people.

Parents and carers are crucial to good transitions and their involvement in the development of this pathway is important.  We want to learn from carers’ personal experience, knowledge and views on supporting a young person transitioning into their adult life.  Please take the opportunity to attend on 19th October and share information that will be used in shaping the transitions pathway.

If you are able to attend please confirm attendance with

If you are unable to attend please complete and return the attached questionnaire so as your views can be heard.  Please return completed questionnaires by 22 October.




Harvest Donations

Please see the information below re donations for our Harvest appeal. This year all contributions will be given to the East Renfrewshire Food Bank.
If you have anything that you would like to donate (canned goods, non-perishable food items)that you please send them into school by Friday 8th of October

Letter to Parents

Could all IMS parents please check their emails/school app with attached  letter from Miss Scrimgeour re  the arrangements that have been put in place which should be followed if your child does happen to test positive after the end of the extended school year provision on Friday 9th July

Thank you 

Free School Meals and School Age Payment

ERC council website has now been updated with information about free school meals and clothing grants for session 2021-22, and a link to information about the School Age Payment has been added to the page.
The online application forms for free school meals and clothing grants will go live on 12th July.

Details about how to apply for the School Age Payment, and support available from MART with applying for all grants, have also been shared via the council’s social media pages.

Active Week and Parent Council Fundraiser

Just giving link:

The school are planning an Active Week on week beginning Monday 14th June,  to coincide with the Euros 21. The plan for the week is shown below: –

The parent council and school plan to incorporate a sponsored fundraising event into the week (similar to the October fundraiser some of our families took part in last year). The children can be sponsored for taking part in activities, in school, over the week. We have set up a Just Giving link which can be shared with family and friends, should they wish to sponsor your child. (Money can be handed in in envelopes should anyone be unable to use the link). The money raised will go towards buying outdoor equipment for the school including in in-ground trampoline, swing, and wheelchair cycle.

**We appreciate that it has been a particularly tough year financially for many people – the just giving link will allow people to sponsor the pupil body as a whole. There is no expectation that all families will be able to donate. **

There will also be a raffle at the end of the week. If anyone is able to donate raffle prizes, please let us know, or hand in to the school. We usually ask local businesses to donate prizes but, given the difficult circumstances businesses have faced over the last year we do not plan to do this.

This is the plan for active week:

Monday 14th – 1pm Opening ceremony – live assembly to announce the countries – make sure you have your flags and banners ready to cheer!
2pm – live kick off Scotland vs Czech Republic – classes can arrange to watch Scotland’s kick off

Tuesday 15th – Each class should prepare for euros week by going for a walk/run, this can be in the school grounds or the local community if appropriate

Wednesday 16th – Limber up! – Classes should focus on stretching today to warm up those muscles – this can be done through yoga, sticky kids, movement and relaxation – whatever suits your class best.

Thursday 17th – Ball skills – Time to get match day ready! Dribbling, kicking, passing, rolling, throwing and catching.  We are linking in with active schools to see if they can support with this.

Friday 18th SCOTLAND VS ENGLAND! – Celebration day so dress as you please – we would like classes to get ready for this big fixture – suggestions could be: face painting, bunting, singing. Bouncy castles for each playground and the Mod if restrictions allow by then.  There will be food and treats provided.

Just giving link:

EMA – Education Maintenance Allowance

Please see information below regarding EMA –   Education Maintenance Allowance 
•  If pupils are 16 years of age or over before 30 September 2021, they may be eligible for an EMA from August 2021. If the application is not submitted by 30 September 2021 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.

•  If pupils are  16 years of age between 1 October 2021 and 28 February 2022, they may eligible for an EMA from January 2022. if the application is not submitted by 28 February 2022 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.

•  The cut-off date for all EMA’s is 31st March 2022

•  More information can be found at