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Sustrans Outside In – Free parent resources

We wanted to let you know about the launch of Sustrans Outside In, a free resource to help parents who are looking after their children at home.

Sustrans Outside In provides fun ideas and inspiration for parents to bring education, health and wellbeing activities into their home.
Parents can access resources by registering for our free parent newsletter. Over four weeks, they’ll receive weekly videos, themed activities, games and challenges designed by our experienced school officers.

Click on the link below to find out more.

Best Start Grants

Social Security Scotland have a group of benefits called Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods. These are aimed at families with young children. The Best Start Grant is a package of 3 benefits which are Pregnancy and Baby Payment, Early Learning Payment and the School Age Payment.  I have attached some factsheets with all the information on these benefits and how to apply.  Please note that for the School Age Payment applications will not open until 1st June for a child born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016.

We hope you find this useful.


BSG School Age Payment Payment Factsheet v2



Throughout this session we have continued to consult our parents in a range of ways – from our feedback forms at our Family Learning events, asking your opinion at one of our Parents’ Evening to our Class Assemblies and Open Mornings. During this strange time as we begin to look towards next session and what our priorities should be, we would like to hear more of your views. Your thoughts are essential to ensuring that Cochrane Castle continues to be the school we all want it to be and we hope you will take the time to share your thoughts with us by completing the short survey below. The survey will close on Monday, 18th May, We look forward to reading your thoughts.

Home Learning Survey

We want to capture your thoughts on how home learning is going during this very different start to Term 4. We have created a short survey and would be grateful if you could complete this by Friday, 8th May.  Just click on the link or QR code below to take part.

The information gathered from this will allow us to make sure we are supporting our families as best we can.

Thank-you in advance.