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Whitdale Primary School
55a Whitdalehead Road, Bathgate,EH47 8JU

Curriculum & Assessment

The following areas of the curriculum are taught in line with the 5-14 National Programme.

The following levels of attainment are common to all 5-14 curriculum areas :

Level A should be attainable in the course of P1-P3 by almost all pupils.

Level B should be attainable by some pupils in P3 or even earlier, but certainly by most in P4.

Level C should be attainable in the course of P4-P6 by almost all pupils.

Level D should be attainable by some pupils in P5-P6 or even earlier, but certainly by most in P7.

Level E should be attainable by some pupils in P7-S1, but certainly by most in S2.

Level F should be attainable in part by some pupils, and completed by a few pupils, in the course of P7-S2.

Records are kept of each pupil's progress at every stage through the school and reports are issued annually to parents. Relevent information that will be of value to the secondary school is passed to Whitburn Academy before pupils are transferred.

Children With Special Needs

It is not always possible for children who have special difficulties in learning to be given the help and attention they require by the class teacher. In some cases additional assistance by the learning support staff is sufficient to meet the need, while, in others the pupils are referred to the Support for Learning services for investigation. Parents of such children are consulted and kept informed of developments.

School Liaison Group (SLG)

This group has been set up to provide support for children, parents and school. The group includes representatives from school staff, educational psychological services, support for learning services, school medical department, educational welfare department and social work department.

The meetings are chaired by the Head Teacher and the needs of individual children are discussed. Parents are asked for their consent for their child to be discussed at the meeting and are also invited to attend.

Children can be referred by parents who should first of all discuss their concerns with the teacher. Any membor of the group may also refer children.

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Whitdale Buddy Club

Whitdale now has a buddy club.  This is where P7 children are paired with younger children in P2 and P3.  The idea of the club is for the 'big buddies' to socialise and communicate with the 'wee buddies'.  The group will meet for 15 minutes every Thursday under the supervision of Mrs Boyle.  The wee buddies will take their reading books with them and the older children will help them read and discuss their books.  It is hoped that in building up close relationships both sets of children will benefit greatly from this exercise.

The P7's took part in a special training day on Thursday 13th November.  They spent the whole day learning how to be good listeners, working as part of a team and about 'when' and 'when not to' help a wee buddy.  They learned a lot about themselves and what others thought of them.  The whole day ended with all the P7's taking part and qualifying as big buddies. Ms. Hybszer was there to present certificates to everyone.  They are displayed on the school's buddy board along with photographs taken on the day.  The day had been organised by Mrs Boyle and Maggie Conn who is a teacher from  Clackmannanshire.  Maggie was impressed with Whitdale pupils who were a credit to the school.

Mrs Boyle would like to thank staff and a three of her P1 parents who helped on the day.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Mrs J. Boyle.

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