Parents and carers of pupils in S1 – S3 are invited to attend a workshop focusing on the the “Respect” and restorative practice values – sitting alongside the Learning Standard – which are the cornerstone of the school’s work to support all pupils to reach their potential. The workshops will be held in the Assembly Hall on Monday, 10th December from 6pm – 7pm.
We would like to share with you the work around respect and restorative practice going on in the school. The workshop will cover the following topics:
- Respect in Bell Baxter.
- Bystander theory.
- Restorative Practice in Bell Baxter.
There will be a combination of presentations led by Depute HTs and group activities facilitated by pupils.
If you would like to attend this parent session please email – Bell Baxter Enquiries – or call the school to confirm your attendance by Friday, 7th December.
The school’s Attendance Group are launching the “What’s your number?” campaign to impact positively on non-attendance. The campaign has been launched with each year group at assemblies this week.
Each pupil will know their number – their attendance figure.
We look forward to your support with this initiative.
“What’s your number?” – Campaign visual
“What’s your number” – Know the impact
“What’s your number” – The impact of excellent attendance
SCHOLAR is an online programme hosted and managed by Heriot-Watt University. The programme provides support materials for STEM, business and languages subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level.
Resources include interactive quizzes, exam questions, paper-based worksheets, slideshows etc. Every unit has an end of test facility which enables pupils to consolidate their learning. Pupils, and staff, can track progress throughout the programme.
SCHOLAR now offers parents access to the online resource. Please check the “Parent information letter” below for further information.
Pupils should speak to their class teacher or to Miss Doig to collect their SCHOLAR username and password.
SCHOLAR guide – Pupils
Skills Development Scotland have launched a new website aimed at helping parents and carers of young people to understand current and future jobs in demand, the routes into these jobs, and tips on how to have career conversations at the times that matter.
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.