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McLean Primary School
Baldridgeburn, KY12 9EE, UK Dunfermline
+44 (0)1383 312390

Welcome to McLean Primary School

Eco School
McLean is heading towards a bronze award at the start of its development of Eco Schools. The idea of the project is to improve pupils awareness of issues related to the environment and waste.

Comenius is the name of a European Union development fund for education. Currently, McLean is participating in a Comenius School Development Project on Health and Well-being with partner schools in England, Belgium, Germany, Poland and Malta.

Health Promoting Schools & Hungry for Success
As part of the national priority related to improving the diet and fitness of people in Scotland, McLean is about to embark on a twin approach to fitness and diet. In school, children will be encouraged to choose healthy options at lunch and from Easter 2006, will be able to buy fruit from the new healthy tuckshop. From August 2006, children will also have the amount of time they spend at PE increased.

The Determined to Succeed initiative is designed to develop pupils' awareness and understanding of 'enterprise' and how this can positively effect their lives. To ensure there is a clear development within this area, McLean has re-written parts of its environmental studies programme to include enterprise in the new project topics.

Assessment is for Learning

Assessment if for Learning is an important Scottish Executive initiative about improving the learning and teaching in schools. One of the key aspects of this initiative is ensuring pupils are better equipped to understand their own learning by sharing the learning intentions of lessons in advance and discussing next steps in learning with the pupils. McLean staff have made a good start to developing this long term initiative and more evidence of changes in how pupils are taught and how their learning is organised will become evident in the future


McLean Primary School follows the National Guidance for the 5-14 Curriculum as the basis for the learning opportunities and activities carried out in the school. The school also provides a wide range of additional activities related to the curriculum through school clubs and residential visits.

The 5-14 curriculum has six main elements, English language (which incorportates listening, talking, reading and writing), mathematics, environmental studies, (which incorporates geography, history, science, health education, technology and ICT) expressive arts, (which includes art and design, drama, music and physical education) religious and moral education and personal and social development. Additionally, children in P6 and P7 are offered the study of a European Language. (either French or German)

The 5-14 curriculum is divided into levels, from A to F. Teachers ensure through planning and assessment, that each child will progress through these levels at a pace determined by their understanding and application of the work. National guidance is given as to when most children should progress to a new level. National Tests are also used to confirm teachers' judgements of progress.

To try and maximise information about children's progress and abilities, children in P1, P3, P5 and P7 undertake additional standardised testing in English language and mathematics. Teachers at McLean also use further standardised tests in spelling and reading to track children's progress twice a year. These tests are administered from P3 to P7. Parents and children are normally informed of the results in these various areas of testing, either through the end of term report or by letter.

A strong determinant of children's success in school is self-confidence. McLean puts a great deal of emphasis on developing children's self-confidence and the development of responsibility.  This development is undertaken through both curricular and extra curricular activity.

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