Early Learning and Childcare ELCC (Nursery) class provision
The school’s current ELCC class currently provides full year provision for children aged 3 – 5 years as part of the 1140 hours entitlement. ELCC class provision is non-denominational. This means that all ELCC centres are open to children and parents of all religions and beliefs. A place in the ELCC class does not guarantee a place in the primary school.
Transfer from ELCC to Primary
Priorsford has a very comprehensive transition programme for children coming from the ELCC into P1. The ELCC class is very much a part of the school and makes use of school facilities, including the gym, music room, library and PE hall. ELCC pupils also attend various school events and assemblies and work closely with the primary 1 pupils to ensure a smooth transition from the nursery into the Primary 1 class, building on the early level learning started in ELCC.
In the summer term before starting school, there will be opportunities for the ELCC children to visit the school, meet their new class teacher and learn about school. Parents are invited to an induction meeting in June where they will receive detailed information on their child’s transition into Primary 1, meet their child’s new teacher and have the opportunity to tour the school.
Transfer Between Stages
As children move from stage to stage, transition meetings between staff and the sharing of important information and documentation take place, to ensure pupils’ learning experiences continue in a positive and progressive way from class to class and that their particular needs are shared and understood by all staff involved. This happens both in June and then again once the children have settled with their new teacher in September.
Transfer from Primary to Secondary
Pupils normally transfer to Peebles High School at the end of P7. A structured transition programme is in place to allow a smooth and effective transition between primary and high school. Pupils will visit Peebles High School during the year and will take part in induction days in June where they find out their new classes and timetables for the new session. There are also parent meetings and a visit organised by the staff at the High School and guidance staff meet with primary staff to ensure important information is passed onto relevant staff.
Information on pupils who have additional needs will be passed on at specific transition meetings which take place throughout the Primary 7 year to ensure that both curricular and pastoral transition is smooth and that individual needs are met.
Primary 7 parents will be invited to a meeting in January with Mr Campbell Wilson, Headteacher of Peebles High School.
The Contact details for Peebles High School are:
Peebles High School
Tel : 01721 720291
Website: www.peebleshighschool.co.uk for the school handbook