Monitoring your child’s attendance and timekeeping

On a daily basis, we ensure that your child’s teachers take a class register throughout the day.  This allows us to consistently consider the health and safety implications of pupil attendance as well as providing an overview to help us intervene when necessary.

 We need your help

Please phone us on 0141 577 2600 everyday your child is not at school and tell us why he/she will not be attending.  This helps us keep our records up to date.  If we do not hear from you, we will try to contact you by phone or by text.

 Timekeeping is so important and we ask that you ensure that your child attends school on time.

 At all times, please avoid taking your child out of school for extended periods of time or by making appointments during the school day as this often leads to a negative impact on learning and attainment.

 Keeping us up to date with your family details

Have your contact details changed?  If so, please inform us in writing. 

 Talk to us

We are here to support Parents and Carers.  Please contact your child’s Pastoral Teacher if you wish to discuss your child’s progress or talk to us about a concern.

INformation for Parents

Festive Fun!

Well done to Zeeshan  and April who participated in a festive open afternoon in Corrie House.

They were delighted to show everyone around and entertain them with festive music and Christmas nibbles,  the malteser cake was a particular favourite.

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Parent Council Information Evening

PARENTS AND CARERS EVENT THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2016

All parents/carers are invited to an informative event at the school, hosted by the Parent Council. The format will be as follows:

 6.30pm – Parent Council meeting     

 7.00pm – Tea/coffee 

 7.15pm – Health and Wellbeing Workshop 

click here for more information – parent-council-fsdf

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to join us at 7pm for the remainder of the evening, which will finish no later than 8.30pm.

Young Scot Card – what you need to know

As of the 1st of January 2017, all 16-18 year olds will be required to hold a newer version of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card to access reduced bus and rail fares. Young Scot and your local authority are working to upgrade as many cards held by 15-18 year olds as possible before the New Year.

Please have a look at your young person’s card. The latest version of the cards have a pink strip over the date of birth.

If the card is missing a pink strip then please visit young.scot/upgrade for details on how to upgrade the card and update your picture.

A replacement can also be arranged through any of the local NEC verification points, full details are on the website.

While you are visiting young.scot, take a few moments to look at the opportunities, discounts, rewards and information services for young people.

For more information visit young.scot/upgrade

S4 Parents & Carers – Ipsos MORI consultation and research on Behaviour in Schools

For the attention of all S4 Parents & Carers

RESEARCH ON BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS

The research aims to explore what parents know and think about behaviour at their child’s school as well as the relationships their child(ren) has with other pupils and school staff. It will also explore views on the way in which schools communicate and engage with parents on these issues. The research will ultimately help the Scottish Government to improve behaviour and relationships in Scottish schools.

The research will involve a discussion with a researcher and a small group of parents of pupils in S4 at Woodfarm High School. The discussion group will take place at the school in Room G3 on Thursday 3 November at 7pm. It will take around an hour and a half. The group will be relaxed and informal; it will not be ‘hard work’ and you do not have to be an ‘expert’ on anything!

Only the research team will see the information we collect from the discussions. No one from your child’s school will be told what you have said. At the end of the research, we will write a report for the Scottish Government. What parents tell us will be referred to in the report but it will be written in a way that makes sure that no one knows who said it.

The discussions will be audio-recorded. The recordings will not be sent to the Scottish Government and will only be used by the research team. They will be securely destroyed once the project has finished.

If you are able to help us with this important research, or have any questions, please contact me on 0131 226 8676 or jane.eunson@ipsos.com within the next 7 days.

Please note that we are looking for a representation of S4 parents and carers to take part, therefore, not everyone will be chosen to attend the event.

Yours faithfully

Jane Eunson Project Manager

Developing the Young Workforce: City Deal

city-dealWoodfarm pupils attended an East Renfrewshire employment event at St. Luke’s High School this week to develop skills for work. Learners attended workshops to find out about careers in architecture; planning; transport planning; road, rail & bridge design; landscape design, quantity surveying, project management, engineering and more.  These were delivered by employers including:

  • Currie and Brown
  • Barton Willmore
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Gleeds
  • Holmes Miller
  • Ironside Farrar
  • AECOM

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