Woodburn Family Learning

Wednesdays, 3.30—4.30pm

Starting Wednesday 28th February


This free programme is aimed at

children attending Woodburn Nursery and

Primary School and their families.  This is an

opportunity for families to  learn together and take part in a variety of  activities, including arts & crafts, cooking  and science-type activities.

During the sessions we will learn a number of different skills using

seasonal themes as well as the eco values that the children follow in school.


Please click on the link below for more information.

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Adoption UK Scotland Midlothian Support Group

Adoption UK are setting up a support group for all Midlothian based Adoptive parents. Initially they have set up a Facebook group but hope to organise family events, regular coffee mornings and also try to provide an advocate service for adoptive parents when attending school meetings if they would find this useful.

The link for the group is – https://www.facebook.com/groups/141721299853223/

If any parents have questions, they can contact Lorna via email



Dalkeith Thistle FC are offering all parents of children at Woodburn Primary School the opportunity to receive a FREE Adult Half-Season Ticket for their remaining home league matches of this season.

Children attend the matches for FREE so this opportunity will allow you to take your child to a local semi-professional game with no admission cost. Click on flier for more information.


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Education (Scotland) Bill

Education (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Government is carrying out a consultation on proposals to be included in the Education (Scotland) Bill. The proposals include creating a school and teacher-led education system with a Headteacher’s Charter, improving parental and community engagement in school life and learning and strengthening pupil participation. It also looks at introducing Regional Improvement Collaboratives and the registration of other educational professionals with the Education Workforce Council.


We would like to submit a response from Midlothian taking into account the experiences and opinions of pupils, staff, parents/carers and parent councils, and communities. Please help us by completing the survey below.


There is more information on the consultation on the Scottish Government’s website – you might want to view or download the questions and think about your responses before coming back to this survey and filling it in.


If you wish to take part in the survey, please complete the survey

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Empoweringschools by Monday 11 December.

Parents/Carers Survey to inform our plans for Expansion of ELC to 1140 hours in 2020

Parents/Carers Survey to inform our plans for Expansion of ELC to 1140 hours in 2020

As you may be aware the Scottish Government are almost doubling Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) entitlement available in Early Learning and Childcare settings for all three and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds by 2020.


The move will see the hours increased from 600 to 1140 hours, a change from around 16 hours to about 30 hours of free ELC per week. Parents will have the option to use it during term time or it could be spread all year round to cover holiday periods and fit in with work patterns as well.


Parents and carers are being asked to fill in a new Midlothian Council survey about how they would use the 1140 hours of free early learning and childcare (EL&C) they will be entitled to by 2020.


Please follow the link:




Can you help volunteer at your local coding club

Midlothian Council are trying to encourage parents and others to volunteer at their local coding clubs which take place in  libraries.

The next info session is Tuesday next week 6pm Penicuik Library.  Other dates are on the attached flyer for Dalkeith Library.


Please click on attached link for more information

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