The Scottish Government is rolling out the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) aspects of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. What does this mean for families?
The Act aims to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. It is wide ranging and includes key elements of the GIRFEC approach such as the Child’s Plan and the Named Person.
If you are looking for key facts about the Named Person, the Scottish Government has provided answers to many of the frequently-asked questions about the scheme on this page.
NPFS has worked with Scottish Government on all aspects of the Act and we look forward to more of Scotland’s children and young people benefiting from the national roll out of Getting It Right For Every Child.
The NPFS have created some more fantastic guide for Highers revision. The “…in a Nutshell” series of guides helps young people and parents understand more about their subjects and how to strive for better results.
Further informtion available at: http://www.npfs.org.uk/new-higher-revision-guides
Monday 22 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015 (Inclusive)
Enjoy the break.
It is with regret that the Parent Council had to write to all parents and carers regarding dangerous driving and parking in and around our school. Mr Muir (Head Teacher) reported to the Parent Council on recent issues which, if not resolved, will lead to serious consequences.
The actions of a few irresponsible drivers are putting the safety of our young people and staff at the school in serious danger. The issue has been reported to the police and the Parent Council are looking at ways to tackle this issue. If you have any feedback on this please contact the Parent Council.
All people driving within the school are requested to note the following points:
- Always park in designated parking spots
- The drop-off zone is not for parking – it is for immediate drop-off and then move-on
- Please ensure you watch out for the school bus and leave sufficient space in the drop-off zone
- Do not park on the turning circle or the main road into the school
- Stop for people waiting, and in the process of crossing, at the crossing-point (the “zebra crossing”)
- Do not drop-off or collect anywhere along the road into the school – including dropping-off and “u-turns” at the school gates
- Do not park in the disabled parking bays unless you have need to do so – this means Blue Badge holders and other authorised vehicles (taxis from Campsie View School)
For the safety of our young people and school staff, please take care and drive sensibly and park responsibly within the school grounds.
NPFS have launched the latest in their Nutshell series “Learning Pathways in the Senior Phase and Beyond”. This has been developed to help parents understand the options available to pupils once they reach S4.
It can be downloaded here: http://www.npfs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/nutshells_pathway_P1.pdf
My World of work have information for you to help support your child as they go through school and make choices about their future.
From school subject choices and university courses to looking for a job and Modern Apprenticeships, they have advice articles, tools and videos to help both you and your child. There’s also advice for you if you’re studying or working.
They’ve brought together a list of key dates too that will help you plan when to help your child as they progress through school.
Click to: http://parents.myworldofwork.co.uk/key-dates/ for further information.
Monday 25th November sees the official start of the prelims (I say “official” as there is an Art prelim on Friday 22nd). Good luck to all the young people sitting exams.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has some great advice for candidates and parents – click here: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/58866.html
Friday 11th October 2013 is a Staff In-Service Day and Monday 14th to Friday 18th October 2013 is October break – kids off school.
Enjoy the break.
Welcome to the Kirkintilloch High School Parent Council website.
We are here for parents and carers of pupils attending Kirkintilloch High School. If you wish to contact the Parent Council you can do so in a variety of ways:
Post: Kirkintilloch High School, Waterside Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 3PA
Phone: 0141 955 2372
Your enquiry will be treated in confidence if required.