- offer all children and young people a free school place;
- provide school premises which meet health and safety standards;
- provide information on your child’s progress;
- provide religious and moral education for your child;
- give support to parent involvement in schools;
- provide information on school activities;
- provide 27.5 hours of class contact time for pupils in each normal school week; and
- help pupils prepare for vocational, further and higher education.
Pupils will have opportunities for:
- personal and social development;
- music, cultural activities and creativity;
- access to healthier lifestyles and sports activities; and
- community involvement.
You can also expect:
- a formal written report on your child’s progress;
- an annual report on progress within the school improvement plan;
- an opportunity to have a formal meeting with your child’s class teacher or teachers;
- us to meet your child‘s needs; and
- regular reports on the quality of the school.
How can you help?
By law, you must make sure your child receives education.
As a parent, you can help your child by:
- making sure your child goes to school regularly;
- encouraging and supporting your child with any homework given;
- showing that you are interested in how your child is getting on at school;
- encouraging your child to respect the school and the whole school community; and
- being involved in the school.
Throughout this handbook the term ‘parent’ has the meaning attributed to it in the Standards in Scotland’s Schools Act 2000 and the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006. This includes grandparents, carer or anyone else who has parental responsibility for the child.