Head Teacher’s Welcome

South Lanarkshire Council is the fifth largest authority in Scotland.  It covers the following main areas; Clydesdale in the south which features extensive rural areas, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Blantyre and Uddingston to the north as well as the towns of East Kilbride and Hamilton.

The Council’s Plan Connect sets out the Council’s vision which is, “to improve the quality of life for all within South Lanarkshire”.

For Education Resources this means delivering services of the highest quality as well as striving to narrow the gap.  It is about continually improving the services for everyone at the same time as giving priority to children, young people, families and communities in most need.  The priorities for schools and services are set out in the Education Resources Plan which confirms the commitment to provide better learning opportunities and outcomes for children and young people.

In Woodhead Primary School we take pride in providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment for all our children, enabling them to make the most of their skills and abilities. We work hard to ensure that learning is challenging, enjoyable and relevant, giving our children the best possible foundation in their education for life.

We like to celebrate our successes with the wider school community and our parents and families are regularly invited to come and share in our learning showcases, open days and special events.

It is important that our children are involved in the life and ethos of the school, and they are strongly encouraged to make a positive contribution to our reputation in the community through participation in after school clubs, voluntary community activities, charity events, Pupil Council, school houses, competitions and local initiatives.

The implementation of Curriculum for Excellence has provided an exciting opportunity for us to actively engage our children in their own learning and equip them for life in the 21st Century. We continue to review our curriculum, assessment, learning and teaching to move forward effectively with Curriculum for Excellence.

I look forward to working with you as your child begins their learning journey in Woodhead Primary School.

Head Teacher – Mrs. Claire Fox