Welcome

Welcome to the website for Glencorse Primary School in Milton Bridge, Penicuik. We are a unique, small school with a roll of seven pupils in a P4-7 class. Our focus is on providing our pupils with skills for life and work and ensuring they learn in a supportive and encouraging environment.

‘A small school building big dreams’


 

  • 4th May 2021

See below link to information from Midlothian Cuuncil regarding Early Learning and Childcare for 2-year-olds.

Free Childcare for qualifying families

GTTB2 poster

 

  • 16th March 2021

Please see below letters from Midlothian Council regarding closure of Glencorse Primary School in June 2021.

Jan 21 Council decision GPS Staff & Pupils

Glencorse PS – SG decision letter 15 March 2021 (3)

 

  • 17th February 2021

Below is link to letter regarding return to school for all pupils and staff on Monday 22nd February.

17 Feb Parents and Carers Letter

  • 3rd February 2021

Please see below link to letter from Midlothian Council to parents and carers regarding pupils returning to school.

Parents and Carers 020221.doc

  • 29th January 2021

Please use the link below for information on

Coronavirus Support for All

Coronavirus Support for All

  • 21st January 2021

Below is information for Parent and Carers about Remote Learning

Live Video Sessions_ Advice for Parents and Carers

Live Video Sessions_ Advice for Pupils

MIdlothian Promise for Delivery of Remote Learning.docx

Parents and Carers 200121

 

  • 8th January 2021

The link below is a letter from Midlothian Council to parents and carers regarding Critical Childcare spaces for the period 18th-29th January.keyworker letter  080121

  • 23rd December 2020

Please see tab above – Statutory School Consultation – where the published report on the consultation to close Glencorse Primary School can be found.

  • 22nd December 2020

The link below is a letter from Midlothian Council to parents and carers with information on the return to school for children in January 2021.

Parents and Carers 221220

  • 22nd December 2020

Please see below link from Scottish Government regarding the opening of schools in January 2021.

Scottish Government Schools January 2021

  • 21st December 2020

We are still awaiting confirmation from the Scottish Government regarding return to school in the new year.  You will be aware that students will not return before the 18th January. so we are therefore preparing for blended and remote learning.  We will update you on 22nd December.

Thank you.

 

  • 18th December 2020

Please see statement Midlothian Council from Midlothian Council, emergency services, business sector and volunteers who have joined forces in the statement below to urge you to follow the level 3 coronavirus restrictions.

  • 17th December 2020

Please see below a letter from the Education Team at Midlothian Council about COVID-19 arrangements over Christmas and New Year.  A copy has been place on Seesaw and a paper copy has been given to your child.

COVID-19 arrangements over Christmas

  • 16th December 2020

Please see below information regarding Midlothian’s Food and Key Essentials Fund

Midlothian Food and Key Essentials Fund.docx

 

  • 14th December 2020

NHS Letter to Parents and Carers

Please click on the link below to read a letter from NHS regarding contact isolation period change.

Letter re contact isolation period change 13-12-20 (1)

 

  • 10th December 2020

The link below is an updated communication from Midlothian Council regarding Free School Meals/BACS updates.

Free School Meals BACS Updates December 2020

 

  • 3rd December 2020

School  Christmas Holidays – no change

The Scottish Government has announced there will be no changes to the planned Christmas and New Year holiday dates for schools. This means Midlothian schools will close for the festive break on Tuesday 22 December and will reopen to pupils on Wednesday 6 January, as planned.

•    More information about school term dates

The Deputy First Minister John Swinney made the announcement today (Thursday) after taking public health advice on if the holiday period should be extended.

That advice is, on balance, there would be less transmission of COVID-19 through children and young people being in school than mixing out of school. Adding this to the issues around vulnerable children and the need for childcare for key worker children, public health advice is to not change term dates at either end. Mr Swinney was also mindful extending the school holidays could cause significant difficulties for working parents.

Individual schools will provide information to their parents and carers about contact tracing arrangements for the holiday period.

Many thanks for your support and co-operation.

  • 1st December 2020

Below is information from Public Health regarding advice regarding isolation due to coronavirus symptoms.

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IsolationStandard (2)

  • 24th November 2020

Please note that Midlothian will remain in Level 3 of the COVID-19 protection restriction measures instead of moving to Level 2 as expected.  Information can be found on www.midlothian.gov.uk website.

  • 19th November 2020

Please see information below from the Scottish Government outlining the Level 2 Measures which take effect from Tuesday 24th November.

level-2-measures

  • 19th November 2020

Travel Restrictions.

Below is information regarding travel restrictions from Friday 20th November.

Travel Restrictions

  • 11th November 2020

Smacking Ban

The law on all forms of physical punishment of children in Scotland changed on 7 November 2020. From this date all forms of physical punishment of children became against the law in Scotland. Scotland is the first part of the UK to ban the smacking of children.

This change in the law is about making things better for children in Scotland.

For more information visit the Scottish Government website

 

  • 2nd November 2020

Letter from Fiona Robertson, Executive Director Children, Young People and Partnerships Fiona Robertson letter

 

  • 12th October 2020

Free School Meals and Clothing Grants update

 

  • 7th October 2020

See below letter from Fire and Rescue Service in respect of Fireworks.

Firework Letter Schools 2020 MLC

 

  • 6th October 2020

See below letter from Fiona Robertson, Executive Director Children, Young People and Partnerships.

051020 Fiona Robertson

 

  • 30th September 2020

Below is a letter from NHS Lothian regarding COVID-19.

Letter to parents and Carers 30.09.20

 

  • 10th September 2020

Please see below an updated link from NHS regarding frequently asked questions from parents re COVID-19

COVID-19 FAQs for parents and carers 080920

 

  • 2nd September 2020

Below is a letter from Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government.

Bulletin020920 Coronavirus – Jason Leitch Letter on testing and common colds – 31 August 2020

 

  • 27th August 2020

See below a letter from the NHS regarding guidance to keep schools safe and COVID free.

Information from NHS

 

  • 12th August 2020

Below is a link to the Midlothian Council website regarding returning to school.

http://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/200296/coronavirus/629/schools

 

  • 10th August 2020

Please see below latest letter to Parents regarding return to school on Wednesday.

Letter to parent 10th August 2020

 

  • 15th June 2020

Please find attached Midlothian Promise

MidlothianPromise Websites (2)

 

  • 2nd June 2020

Please find attached letter to all Parents from Midlothian Council

Letter to Parents

 

  • 25th May 2020

Please see below information from Scottish Government regarding the reopening of schools

Message for Parents

 

  • 21st May 2020

Please see below link.

MESSAGE FROM POLICE SCOTLAND

  • Please find below a link to ‘It’s ok to worry about coronavirus’ for under 12’s produced by CAMHS.  There is also a COVID-19 Resource pack for Parents.

CAMHS leaflet under 12

CAMHS leaflet parents

 

  • WELLBEING GUIDANCES

Please find below  wellbeing guidances for children and adults that have been produced by educational psychology, children’s services and our community health partners.

Covid wellbeing for children

Covid wellbeing for adults

 

  • MIDLOTHIAN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE

Please find below information regarding a weekly telephone helpline for parents/carers.

Educational Psychology Service

 

  • ParentPay – Our New Online School Payment Service

ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, milk, trips and much more.

I’m delighted to inform you that our school will go-live with ParentPay on 19th March 2018.

The system is easy-to-use and offers parents and carers the freedom to make online payments by credit or debit card, whenever and wherever they like, 24/7.

What parents and carers can do now

  • If you haven’t already, please create an account with our Midlothian Council website where you can also find out more about ParentPay

Parents and carers will be sent individual letters detailing the account activation procedure nearer the time and user guides will be available online.

We will of course continue to accept cash and cheque payments as necessary but we do hope that parents will use the new online facility. Less time spent in school on cash handling means more time is available to support the smooth running of the school.