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Early Talk Boost

What is Early Talk Boost?

Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children with delayed language development. The ICAN Evaluation Report shows that after Early Talk Boost, children make statistically significant progress in their early language. On average they make 6 months progress after a nine- week intervention helping them to catch up with other children their age. This is twice the amount of progress of children not having the intervention.

Who is the Early Talk Boost intervention aimed at?

The Early Talk Boost intervention is designed for children aged 3-4 with delayed language development.

How is the intervention delivered?

The group is delivered 3 times per week during circle/story time by a trained early years practitioner to a group of up to 8 children over a 9- week period. The  Early Talk Boost Tracker  helps to identify appropriate children for the intervention and to measure their progress. The intervention also includes a workshop for parents/carers to enable them to develop children’s communication and language skills at home.

Family Ceilidh


Please return the following details, with the correct

money in a sealed, named envelope please.

Pupil name ______________________

Class ___________________________

We require ______ tickets @ £5 each

We will be bringing ____ children under 5.


Due to space limitations, it will be a first come, first served event.


Pupil Equity Fund consultation

Pupil Equity Fund (PEF)

The Pupil Equity Fund is being provided as part of the £750 million Attainment Scotland Fund which will be invested over the current parliamentary term (2016 to 2021).

The Pupil Equity Fund is allocated directly to schools and targeted at closing the poverty related attainment gap. In 2017 to 2018, £120 million will be distributed.

Every council area is benefitting from Pupil Equity Funding and 95% of schools in Scotland have been allocated funding for pupils in P1-S3 known to be eligible for free school meals.

This funding is to be spent at the discretion of the head-teacher working in partnership with each other and their local authority. Schools will now have their plans in place for using their funding and will be implementing those plans.

We would appreciate if as many parents as possible could fill out our form below. It is short and should take a few minutes.  Thank you.



Good afternoon everyone

We had a real issue in the car park this morning with some staff not being easily able to access their parking in order to get into the building.  Parents should not be using the carpark to drop children off.
Parking also continues to be an issue at end of the day when there are still people entering the school grounds to park, to the endangerment of children and staff.
Please continue to be advised – there is no parking for any parents collecting children from school at the end of the day without express permission from the Head Teacher.  Please also advise any relatives or friends of this.  There is ample parking a short walk away.
Thank you
Mrs S Lindsay

Book Fair is coming!

Starting on Wednesday next week, the children will visit with their class. Check your class blogs for days/slots.  They can bring money (in a named, sealed envelope) to purchase a book of their choice. Otherwise they can fill out a ‘Wish slip’ for their parent to see. The school gets a certain amount of books based on purchases, which benefit the school greatly.

If you are free to help out during the school day, it would be greatly appreciated. There is a shortage of parent helpers, so even a short slot would be welcome.

Please contact Eliz Willox  by text on 07914526796, giving your name, day & time availability if you are able to help.

Many thanks

Abernethy 2018

Primary 7 returned from their week at Abernethy full of tales and sore muscles! The learning that took place is unique and valuable as they head into their final year of primary school. They are a little bit braver, a little bit more resilient and a whole lot more confident of what they can achieve…especially when their team is behind them cheering them on! We are extremely proud of them all! A special thank you to our 2 Dads, Mr Fay & Mr Abernethy for all your help during the week!

There will be a special Abernethy assembly for the school and P7 parents on Thursday 13th September at 2.20pm.