Sam Clarke (S3), Inver Petrie (S3), Orla Crofts (S2) and Molly Urquhart (S1) all travelled with Miss Fulton today to participate in a Scottish Learners’ Panel Meeting at the Glasgow Gaelic school.
The panel aims to strengthen the pupil voice in the development of national Education policy and practice. The pupils attended the launch of the panels earlier alongside Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP.
Image © Maureen McKenna/Twitter @maureen0207
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
Parents and carers of pupils in the Senior Phase will already have received information about the Learning Standard as part of the recent Parental Engagement newsletter; parent and carers in the Junior Phase will be receiving a newsletter prior to the Christmas break.
A reminder that S1 Parents’ Evening takes place this Thursday, 6th December.
There are still a number of spaces available on the next World Challenge expedition to Cambodia & Vietnam, 2020. If you are interested in being part of this fantastic trip, please come and meet the World Challenge staff on Thursday, 8th November @ lunchtime in the Science Learning Hub.
Come and find out what it’s like on expedition; how the programme runs, and get some fundraising ideas.
If you missed last night’s meeting about the expedition to Cambodia and Vietnam, but would still like further information about the trip, please contact Ms C. Doig or Mrs J. Kidson at the school.
Alternatively, pupils can come into the LRC to pick up an information pack.
Congratulations to Mrs McLay and her team for putting together last week’s very successful Leadership Conference.
Colleagues from across Fife and Falkirk Council came to the school to learn about some of the approaches we use to deliver Learning and Teaching in a number of key areas within the school and our cluster primary schools.
Mr P. Reilly (Castlehill PS) – “Art & Education”
Mr C. McNicol (Bell Baxter HS) “Sustained and meaningful interdisciplinary learning”
Mr M. Bisset (Freuchie PS) – “Leadership and management”
Miss A. Aitken (Bell Baxter HS) – “Differentiation in a Modern Languages classroom”
Mr D. Burgess (Scottish College for Educational leadership) – “Leadership in Education”
Mr D. Johnston (Castlehill PS) – “Improving reading in middle years”
Mrs E. Duncan (Castlehill PS) – “A framework to facilitate peer partnerships”
Miss M. McNeill (Bell Baxter HS) – “Practical assessment in S1”