Frequently Asked Questions
What is GIRFEC? The letters stand for Getting It Right For Every Child and is all about coordinating early and effective intervention when there are concerns about a child's wellbeing. for more information, access - www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/1141/0065063.pdf
What is a composite class? A composite class is made up of pupils from different stages. This happens occasionally in Kingsland when numbers dictate the need. Click on the link for more detailed information.
What is an Asymmetric Week? The asymmetric week frees up Friday afternoons for staff meetings, teachers' professional development and administration by having longer school days on Monday to Thursday and home time at midday on Fridays.
Reduced Class Contact Time is when a class teacher has their class covered by another teacher to give them contracted RCCT. Normally this time is during PE or Music.
How do I contact the school? Kingsland promotes home - school liaison and parents are encouraged to phone our office or come into the school during school hours where they will be met by a member of staff who will look after them. Phone (01721) 720025
PLPs ? This stands for Personal Learning Plans and are used to promote self esteem and actively engage pupils in their learning. PLPs are also designed to keep parents regularly informed about their child's progress throughout a session.
What is for school lunch ? menus are on a four week cycle - see this website under general information. Please try to pay for school lunches at the start of the week.
The new school opened on Monday 22nd February 2010 and the new address is Kingsland Primary School, Neidpath Road, Peebles, EH45 8NN the phone number has been retained - 01721 720025
What is an ANA? ANA stands for the Additional Needs Assistants who work with class teachers to provide support and encouragement for individuals and small groups.
Can I help? - yes please, if you want to help out contact our school office