Probationer CPD - Active Literacy

Probationer CPD – Active Literacy

This week Probationers in Falkirk Council have been engaging in professional development on Active Literacy – one of the resources used in Falkirk Council to teach literacy in our primary schools. To begin the session an introduction video from Falkirk Council’s YouTube channel was shared. Further videos to Active Literacy can be found at the link below. https://www.youtube.com/user/FCEducationServices [more]

St Patrick's RC PS enjoys the benefits of student exchange

St Patrick’s RC PS enjoys the benefits of student exchange

Pupils and staff at St Patrick’s RC PS in Denny have enjoyed hosting student teacher Marjorie Brewer from Chicago, USA. Marjorie arrived in Scotland in early May, and has been working with  Victoria Daly’s primary 1 class, and Antoinette Irwin’s primary 5 class. She feels she has benefitted a great deal from getting to know the [more]

Curriculum Development at Hallglen PS

Curriculum Development at Hallglen PS

On 19th April, Yvonne McBlain popped back to gather staff feedback on their curriculum development so far at Hallglen Primary School. 10 staff members were kind enough to give their time and views during this informal evaluation activity. You can read more about Hallglen’s curriculum development process here. Staff described the following impact: Increased knowledge of the [more]

Building resilience at St Francis-Xavier School - the journey

Building resilience at St Francis-Xavier School – the journey

On Thursday 17th March 2016, Helen Quinn, primary 7 teacher, met with Yvonne McBlain, curriculum support officer, to describe how she and her colleagues at St Francis-Xavier RC PS have developed their pupils’ resilience. The journey began in 2012 with a partnership between the school and Dr Sally Paul of the University of Strathclyde, who was then a social [more]

Building Resilience at St Francis Xavier RC PS

Building Resilience at St Francis Xavier RC PS

Over the past two years, pupils and staff at St Francis Xavier Primary School have been building their emotional resilience in lots of different ways. With the support of Mrs Quinn, nine pupils from the primary 6 and 7 classes wrote this blog post  to explain what they did, and what they feel they have learned:   Discussing [more]

Braes Cluster Day of Dance 2016

Braes Cluster Day of Dance 2016

Morag Simpson and  Morag Young, PE Lead Officers within Falkirk Council Curriculum Support Team organised and delivered a Day of  Sottish Dance for the Braes Cluster. Avonbridge Primary kindly agreed to host the event with Sheildhill Primary and California also attending. The day was a great success with lots of fun had by all and some fantastic dancing on display. [more]

St Mary's RC PS perform with Scottish Opera

St Mary’s RC PS perform with Scottish Opera

On 17th February, primary 6 and 7 pupils at St Mary’s RC PS performed “Fever!” with members of Scottish Opera to a very varied audience. In the morning they completed their dress rehearsal by performing for a group of visitors from the Scottish Government, which included Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe & External Affairs. [more]

Mariner Support Service Open Afternoon

Mariner Support Service Open Afternoon

Yvonne McBlain enjoyed popping into the Mariner Support Service Christmas Open Afternoon. Staff, pupils and parents have been working hard over the last weeks to prepare for this event and there was lots to see. The event opened with a celebration of learning by pupils, with prizes for good work done this term. The young people [more]

Whitecross Primary invite parents and community to celebrate their anniversary

Whitecross Primary invite parents and community to celebrate their anniversary

 On 2nd of December, Claire Quigley, head teacher of Whitecross PS and her staff hosted an unusual celebratory event on the 60th anniversary of the opening of their school. This involved visitors in making a terracotta clay tile which was personal to them. These will be dried, fired, and added to a tiled display in [more]

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