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P5 Club Golf – more information here

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Festival of Talent 

A Celebration of Dads’ Inclusion

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28th May at Lawfield Primary School, Dalkeith, Midlothian

Registration coffee /refreshments 9.30 -10.15am

An Innovative Family Friendly Conference to share experiences and ideas on Dads Inclusion.

* Creative presentation and discussion of research on dads Inclusion.

*Lots of fun for all the family: activities, play and a musical show.

*An opportunity for organisations and individuals working  or with an interest in dads inclusion to showcase their work and share ideas

Programme includes:

Opening address by Dr Gary Clapton,  Senior lecturer in Social Work at Edinburgh University and author of “Where’s Dad?”

Lessons Learned from Dads Inclusion Project at Lawfield

Presentation of Research and Conclusions

led by Jessica Moran

Dads Voices

An open discussion session for practitioners and families

to discuss their experiences and reflections on the research 

and possible way forward.

Free Lunch

Followed by a Musical Show

Fun and creative  activities throughout the day for families 

free creche.

1.45-2pm Closing remarks

Please contact ginamckay@midlothiansurestart.org.uk 

to register or  please register your interest here if you would like to take part or have further information

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School Buildings Update

Statement regarding our school buildings

We anticipate that parents, carers and local residents will be aware that some Edinburgh schools are currently closed while structural investigations are carried out. We confirm that none of our school buildings were built by the same contractor responsible for the Edinburgh PPI schools in question and we would like to take the opportunity to stress our continued commitment to ensuring the safety of everyone using school buildings in Midlothian.
Maintenance building inspections of all our schools are carried out on an ongoing basis.  A full survey of our school estate was completed after the tragic incident at Liberton High School in Edinburgh.  No structural issues were identified.  We have had two independent condition surveys carried out at our PPP1 schools (Dalkeith Schools Community Campus) in the last three years and annual independent condition surveys are carried out at our PPP2 schools (8 primary schools).  In addition to this, Midlothian Council and PPP Facilities Management staff have an ongoing monitoring regime in place to ensure that any defects are identified and addressed. This includes inspections and monthly meetings with senior school staff and our PPP contractors.
Further inspections of our own estate also started in March 2016, in response to the situation in Edinburgh, and are due to finish on Tuesday 12 April.  A formal process is in place which allows immediate repairs to a school building, including isolating the area if there are health and safety concerns.

The safety of our pupils, staff and building users are our highest priority and if anyone has any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact communications@midlothian.gov.uk or call 0131 271 3294.

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Festival of Talent – A Celebration of Dads’ Inclusion

 Festival of Talent 

A Celebration of Dads’ Inclusion

28th May at Lawfield Primary School, Dalkeith, Midlothian

An Innovative Family Friendly Conference to share experiences and ideas on Dads Inclusion.

* Creative presentation and discussion of research on Dads Inclusion.

*Lots of fun for all the family: activities, play and a musical show.

*An opportunity for organisations and individuals working  or with an interest in Dads inclusion to showcase their work and share ideas

Opening address by Gary Clapton

At Lawfield Primary School

Mayfield

Midlothian

Registration 9.30am -10am

Programme 10am -2pm

Please register your interest here if you would like to take part or have further information

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Raising Children with Confidence

We all want our children to grow up happy, confident, secure and able to cope with life’s challenges. Some children manage this better than others. Ever wondered why this is?

There is the opportunity to find out more through a 7 week course which aims to give parents and carers the chance to explore emotional well-being and how best to promote it in ourselves and our children.

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Nursery and P1 Easter Bake Sale

P1 and Nursery are holding an Easter Bake Sale in the Nursery creche on Thursday 24th March from 8:30 – 9:30 and again from 2:15 – 3:30.

All donations of home baking will be greatly appreciated and can be handed to a member of Nursery or P1 staff on Wednesday 23rd March.

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More information can be found on the Nursery website.

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National Improvement Framework

Invitation to all Parents and Carers of Lawfield Primary School to find out how the National Improvement Framework will impact on your child on Tuesday, 22 March at 5:30pm in the Dining Hall.

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P3 Community Cafe

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Primary 3 are hosting a community cafe on Wednesday 23rd March between 9:30am and 10:30am in the Dinner Hall.

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World Book Day 2016

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To celebrate World Book Day, we would like to invite all the children and staff to dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book.

Visit the Nursery blog for costume ideas.

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