Key Worker Information

Please see a message below from Mrs Gowans regarding key worker information-

Good morning,
Please find below a link to the key worker form for applying for a place in the Hub from 6th – 15th January.  The flowchart for ascertaining whether or not you meet the criteria is also below. 
Link to form for Broughton Primary children ONLY

 Fill | Key Worker Survey for Broughton PS Parents/CarersPlease fill in this form if you are eligible for Key Worker childcare. If you are not sure, please check the definition below and also the flow chart attached to email with the link to this form. Definition of a key worker: In line with Scottish Government guidance issued on 19th December 2020, key worker childcare will be provided for all eligible children in the school they usually attend from 6th to 15th January 2021. Please complete this form by 11.45pm on 3rd January 2021. Confirmation of your place will be provided by the school on 5th January 2021. Please complete one form per child eligible for key worker

The Scottish Government have published new guidance regarding schools reopening in January which includes updated information on Key Worker status.  This can be found here.

Please note that childcare is only being offered during normal school/setting hours.  In mainstream secondary schools, the offer is only for S1 to S3.

I may be able to access forms during the holiday so will try to respond before the 5th however this is not a promise!
Best wishes,
Maria Gowans

End of Term Update

We have a few items to update you with in our last post of what has been an eventful year, to say the least!

Firstly, here is the latest Head Teacher update letter from Mrs Gowans.

We have also updated our Anti-Bullying guidance. Both our pupil and parents Equalities Groups have had the chance to see these, and give feedback on their content. As well as the guidelines, we have also provided some links to useful resources we hope will support the guidelines. We have created a page on our website especially for these Anti- Bullying resources, called ‘Anti-Bullying.’ You can find the page by clicking on this link here

Our Friends at Broughton group have been busy again, this time decorating our Bowling Green space to make a festive ‘Bringing in the Greens’ display. Thanks to everyone who helped, photos are below!

We’d like to thank you all for your incredible support this year. We’d also like to thank our wonderful pupils and staff for all their hard work and resilience as we have managed a challenging year!

We wish you all a very restful and safe holiday, and look forward to facing new challenges when we return in January. Merry Christmas!

Latest Update

We have some news and pictures to share, as we approach the end of term.

Firstly, several classes have been busy making decorations over the past few weeks for our central stairwell, in the lead up to Christmas. Normally parents and carers may have been in school to see these at some point, but obviously that’s not possible at the moment. So here is a slideshow of our lovely festive stairwell!

We held our PSA school raffle yesterday, funded and supported by our Friends at Broughton, and we also announced the winners of the Sparkle Jars. In the raffle the Amazon Fire tablet was won by Aleena in P7! Other lucky winners each won a Sparkle Jar-here are our collection of Sparkle Jar entries on display!

First prize Sparkle Jar was won by Gracie Powers in P1a!

We had 4 runner up prizes, won by Adam Awadh in P2a, Ege Ozener in P3a, Rudi Fraser in P7b and Gala Knowles in P7a!

This week our House Team of captains and vice-captains organised a Christmas Quiz, which they presented over Teams. Because classes can’t get together and mix in their houses, it was decided that this would be a fun alternative to the usual House Mornings we have. There were 2 quizzes, one for P4-7 and one for P1-3. The House Team worked so hard to come up with a variety of fun and challenging rounds, and presented with confidence to our classes- well done to you all!

You may also be aware that our Art teacher, Mrs Martin, retired this week. Mrs Bertram organised a competition where each class would submit a piece for a gallery, and Mrs Martin would pick her favourite from all the entries to have framed as part of her leaving gift! Mrs Martin said it was almost impossible to pick a winner, but in the end chose Connie Williams from P7a’s piece as her favourite. Mrs Bertram also made Mrs Martin a book of all the examples of our children’s art work Mrs Martin could keep as a memento! Classes were able to visit the gallery this week, and Mrs Martin came in today to view it too- she was completely blown away by all the lovely artwork on display! Mrs Martin has been our Art teacher for 11 years, and she has taught our children so many wonderful and creative techniques across that time- our school always looks so colourful and interesting with our pupils’ creations on display! We thank Mrs Martin for all of her expertise and teaching, and wish her a long and happy retirement! Here are some pictures of the gallery.


Our New Apple Trees!

We’re so lucky to have a very active group of parents, carers and pupils who give up their time to help with planting and maintaining our green spaces and planters. This weekend we had more help to plant some new apple trees in our playground. Rachel Blythe from FAB shared with us how this was achieved-

The apple trees are safely in the ground – Sunday 06 December – very many thanks for all their exceptional hard work to: Lukas Szkwarek and Maciek Galera, from the company, Karolina Galera, Noriko Davidson , Simon P4a, Sophie P6a, and Nadia P6a!  Very many thanks too to the families who managed to drop in and see what was happening during the main day, on Sunday!”

Here are some photos of the tree planting in action-

We’re very grateful to all of those who helped with this! We’ll look forward to seeing these trees grow and bear fruit!