In Lawmuir Primary we take pride in the level of parental involvement throughout the school and are constantly looking for ways in which many parents can become involved in school life. We have helpers who help out with a range of events and activities throughout the school year e.g. the school library, assisting on educational visits, and special events. Any parents/carers wishing to become a helper, should contact the head teacher.
Social events at the school are very well attended and the hall is always packed to capacity at our school concerts and class assemblies.
Newsletters are sent home to inform parents of coming events, to report on activities that have taken place and to celebrate the achievements of our pupils. Open days are organised to allow parents to see round our school and to meet with staff in an informal setting. Parents have been invited to complete questionnaires to help identify priorities for the school improvement plan and are regularly invited to contribute to other aspects of the school. Pupil achievements are displayed around the school and in the local press. Curricular workshops are organised for parents as well as the more formal parent/teacher interviews, which take place in November and March of each session. Written reports, which highlight pupil progress and next steps, are issued at the end of each school session.
Parents who have a concern about their child should, in the first instance, contact their child’s class teacher. If the situation cannot be rectified at this stage a member of the Management Team may become involved. If you have any concerns please contact the school to make an appointment with a member of staff. There is also a “Complaints and Suggestions” box located at the main office which can be used by parents. We aim to get back to parents regarding any concerns within seven days, this is in line with North Lanarkshire Council’s policy.