Our school welcomes parental involvement as research has shown that when parents are involved children do better in school.
We welcome parental involvement at Sir E Scott School (see Parent Council below). We also have parents’ evenings throughout the year and parents’ open days/consultation meetings and awareness raising workshops.
We involve parents as much as possible – for example through the use of the homework diary and year planner enabling parents to support learning at home. We are an open school, so if you have any questions then please feel free to contact us.
We send out regular newsletters (Nursery/Primary and Secondary) and we also encourage you to contact your son/daughter’s class teacher or Pupil Support teacher in the secondary department, if you have any concerns or to pass on success stories.
Pupil Diary and Homework
A diary is issued to all pupils at the start of session. It should be carried everyday and used to note down things done and to do both in and out of school. It is particularly important for recording homework issued by class/subject teachers. This is one of the ways in which we make sure we have direct and easy access to you and you to us.
These diaries are to be used to pass on information quickly and for you to write down any comments you have. We are increasingly trying to ensure that homework is creative, making full use of different resources. It will, at times, involve exercises but also research and personal investigations. Never believe that your child has no homework! There is always work to be learned, books to be read and vocabulary to be learned. Parents are asked to check the homework diary regularly and are welcome to write comments in the Notes section. Periodic checks will be made by the Head Teacher and other staff to monitor homework.
There are a number of very useful and informative websites should you wish more information:
The new national body responsible from 1 July 2011 for supporting quality and improvement in learning and teaching from early years to adult and community learning
|www.enquire.org.uk||Enquire – the national advice service in Scotland for additional support for learning.|
|www.LTScotland.org.uk/Parentzone||Parentzone – information for parents on all aspects of children’s learning.|
|www.sqa.org.uk/curriculumforexcellence||Latest information on the new qualifications.|
|www.hmie.gov.uk||Information on inspection and evaluation of education provision.|
|www.employersandyoungpeople.org||Making connections with employers to support learning|
16+ Learning Choices programme (learning opportunities for young people from age 16).
|www.playtalkread.org||Ideas to help parents of young children.|
|www.parentingacrossscotland.org/publications/top-ten-tips.aspx||Top ten tips for parents series, including starting primary and secondary school.|
|www.homeworkelephant.co.uk / www.bbc.co.uk /schools/www.gridclub.com
|Homework/Learning at home|