Armed Forces Families
Beeslack Community High School has been welcoming the children of services families for over 10 years. We have learned a great deal during this time about the issues that face pupils as they move school, often migrating between the English and Scottish systems. We understand that this can be stressful for both parents and young people. However, we believe that high levels of professionalism coupled with the knowledge and skills of our staff can and does lead to successful transitions. Our work is supported through regular contact with the National Transitions Officer and the Royal Caledonian Educational Trust. We genuinely do want to to Get it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and an important first step is your initial contact with the school.
Please contact Mr MacWhirter Depute Headteacher on 01968 678060 and arrange an appointment to visit with your child(ren). He will invite you into school to listen to you and discuss the needs of your child.
Mr MacWhirter will happily share additional information about the school and organise a tour of the building so that you can get a sense of the school at work and the atmosphere in our learning community. He will also lead families through any administration associated with the enrolment and will answer any questions you may have. As stated previously parents are often anxious moving between the English and Scottish education systems and what this means for their own children. Mr Ryan can explain the drivers behind recent changes in Scottish education as well as outlining the important components of our curriculum, assessment and qualifications structure.
You will find this website an excellent source of information about the school itself and the education section of the Midlothian Council Website will also provide useful details on
- Term dates and holidays
- Pupil Support (GIRFEC)
- Curriculum for Excellence
- School Inspection Reports
- Lifelong Learning and Employability
- Education Policies and Procedures
The following websites can also prove useful.
- www.youngscot.org (learners)
- www.parentzonescotland.gov.uk (parents and carers)
- www.sqa.org.uk (information on qualifications)
- www.hmie.gov.uk (standards, inspections)
- www.itscotland.org.uk (teaching practice and support)
- www.engageforeducation.org (share ideas and questions about education issues)
- www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/curriculum (Scottish Curriculum)
The table attached outlines the correlation between the Scottish and English education systems