Author Archives: Carol Munro

The Hobbit

On Tuesday 20th June we invited M&M Productions into Braidburn to perform The Hobbit to the whole school. This was a very exciting morning full of dragons and adventures! It was lovely to welcome 16 senior students from Woodlands School to join us as they had been studying The Hobbit in class.

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Paolozzi Prize

On Wednesday 7th June we were delighted to accompany Nikola to the prize giving for the Paolozzi Art Competition. Nikola was awarded 2nd Prize in her category and given £100! Well done, Nikola!

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Secondary Sports Day

The weather stayed dry for our Secondary Sports Day on Wednesday! Lots of fun was had by all as you can see from some of our photographs. Thank you to friends and families who came along to support us on the day.

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A Parent’s Guide To Additional Support Needs

Falkland House School invites you to join it for a free morning seminar which aims to provide practical guidance for parents of children and young people with additional support needs.

Looking at a wide range of issues, from understanding different support needs to current legislation, this is a great opportunity to hear from experts in the field, alongside one of the leading schools for those with additional support needs in Scotland.

Speakers are:

Bill Colley – ‘Beyond the label’ – Understanding and supporting children and young people with additional support needs

Bill is an educational consultant, writer and teacher trainer. He is an independent consultant with ADHD support groups and is a member of the National Autism Strategy Reference Group (Scotland) and the UK ADHD Partnership.

Iain Nisbet – Legal rights of children and young people with additional support needs

Iain will cover:
•parental rights and children’s rights

•rights to assessment

•rights to support

•school placement rights

Iain is an independent education law consultant, with particular expertise and interest in additional support needs law and equality law in education and the implications of GIRFEC for schools. He is the principal author of “A-Z of Scots Education Law – A guide for parents”, published by Consumer Focus Scotland. He is the Convener of the School Closure Review Panels, and a member of the attendance council in his local area. Iain works as a consultant solicitor with Cairn Legal, representing parents, pupils, students and voluntary organisations in all aspects of education law.

Timings:

09.45 – Coffee on arrival

10.00 – Welcome from Falkland House School

10.10 – Bill Colley- ‘Beyond the label’ – Understanding and supporting children and young people with additional support needs

11.00 – Iain Nisbet – Legal rights of children and young people with additional support needs

11.50 – Q & A session

12.00 – Coffee and further discussion

Further details available on link below:

A Parents Guide to Additional Support Needs

Blue Class in Tescos Bakery

Last week a few members of the Blue class took part in the Farm to Fork programme at Tesco. Vicky, who works at Tesco took us to the bakery where we met the baker. We saw the different machines that are used in the bakery and we watched him making rolls. We also got to feel some of the seeds that are used to make bread and rolls. After visiting the bakery we had to work together to find the items on our shopping list. We then bought some bread and pancakes to have for snack back at school. Vicky also gave us goody bags to take away. We enjoyed eating the bananas that were in our goody bags. Yum, yum.