Philip Caveney visits Bell Baxter

We’d like to take the opportunity to ‘thank’ Philip Caveney for coming to the school yesterday to talk to our S2 pupils. Philip came to the school as part of Book Week Scotland celebrations with the support of the Scottish Book Trust.

Philip talked about his work and how he became a writer.  His message was that he didn’t wait until he was older before starting to write…his writing life started when he was at school.

Philip asked the pupils if they too sometimes sat and stared at a blank sheet of paper searching for inspiration – he reassured them that he too often suffered this fate.

Well done to David and Keira, two of our S2 Reading Heroes, for introducing Philip and proposing the ‘thanks’ at the event.

Bell Baxter Learning Standard

A key Improvement Priority for the school this session is that of developing high quality learning experiences.  As a school we acknowledge that we can only achieve this by working together to improve the quality of learning and teaching across the curriculum and thereby ensure that every lesson counts.

Our newly developed Learning Standard has been launched this month and acts as a visual tool/representation of what we consider to be the key elements to be found  in any learning episode.  The different elements provide the focus for our continuing professional development as we push ourselves to innovate and to continually raise the quality and consistency of learning and teaching experiences across the curriculum.

Bell Baxter Learning Standard

Winter Concert

The school will hold its annual Winter Concert in the Assembly Hall on Wednesday, 28th November. The event starts at 7:30pm with music acts including the String Group, Wind Band, Pipe and many more. This will be a fantastic evening showcasing the musical talents of our pupils.

Tickets are priced:
£3 – Child (5-18 yrs)
£4 – Student and concession
£5 – Adult
£12 – Family (2 adults, 2 children)
Under 5’s can attend for free

The Pupil Committee will be selling tickets in the foyer during intervals and lunchtimes from the 26th – 28th November.

Consultation notice for Walked routes to schools – Assessment Policy

On 6 November 2018, the Education & Children’s Services
committee of Fife Council approved the contents of a Walked Routes to Schools – Assessment Policy for use in assessing the availability of walk routes and agreed to apply the policy to any new walk route assessments from the date of the Committee.

This policy outlines the process that the Council will undertake to assess whether a walked route to school is available and the methodology that would be adopted in carrying out the assessment. The aim of the policy is to ensure that robust and clear criteria is applied to the assessment of school walking routes throughout Fife and, therefore, for all pupils, on a transparent and equitable basis.

Consultation on the policy and its application to existing transport provision will take place between Tuesday 13 November, 2018 and Friday 14 December, 2018.  Parents/carers are asked to submit their views by the end of the day on Friday 14 December, 2018 by email to Sustainable School Estate, or in writing to:
Walked Routes to School Engagement
Education Service
4th Floor
Rothesay House
Fife KY7 5PQ

Notice of consultation: Walked routes to schools – Assessment Policy [Parental letter]

'I am being prepared for life' (Ad vitam paror)

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