Glasgow City Council Welcome to Knightswood Primary School

Welcome to Knightswood Primary 
Welcome to Knightswood Primary

WELCOME FROM THE HEADTEACHER

 
Knightswood Primary School is a vibrant and happy learning environment.  Our children, teachers and support staff work together, learning from each other and expanding the knowledge and skills of our children through an active and broad curriculum which is being developed to meet the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence.
 
We wish to nurture our young people to become Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors, Independent Learners and Responsible Citizens. Our children are valued and their strengths and skills are celebrated. Evaluation is an important tool on our learning journey, and we promote self and peer evaluation for all our learners.  Expectations and achievements are high, and all children are encouraged, guided and advised on how to develop and improve.
 
We are proud of the ethos of respect and care we have developed in partnership with children and their families, and we promote positive behaviour through shared values.  Our values are Respect, Wisdom, Justice and Integrity.
 
Children are consulted and are given opportunities to influence the development of the school.  We have an active Pupil Council, and other pupil groups.  Staff, children and families are involved in setting the priorities for the School Improvement Plan.
 
It is our wish to co-operate and work with families and others who can support the children’s learning in the widest sense, and we take every opportunity to listen to each other to best meet the children’s needs.
 
I look forward to working with you and your children over the years.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Ann McIntosh
Head Teacher
2015-16 
2015-16
Being the Best we Can Be

This year we continue to focus on our values. Compassion, Integrity, Wisdom and Justice. Our Children have already demonstrated their understanding of what the values mean in day to day actions and in their explanations at Assembly.

 
We are now developing opportunities for every child to be part of active citizenship initiatives. A new framework has been developed and every child can now expect to participate in lessons and activities to help them learn and understand about:
 
Children’s Rights, Nutrition and being Active, ECO Issues, Charitable Giving and helping in our communities, Diversity, Global Citizenship Managing money and Finance and Democracy.
To help support this work and to develop opportunities and prepare all children for their future we are setting up a School Steering Group. Membership will include children, staff, parent, pastoral team, business and community representation.
 
We will also be looking to support our children to achieve and attain even more. Glasgow will be part of the Scottish Government’s Improvement Challenge.
 
In Knightswood, we have looked at research and together with Bankhead Primary and Scotstoun Primary we want to increase opportunities for parents to get better information and examples of what their children are learning and how they can help.
 
Research has identified parental engagement in learning as one of the best contributors to raising attainment. There are a great many ways to be engaged. Our plan is to provide on-line workshops and support, accessed through a dedicated Youtube channel.
 
You could start today by having a look at this very helpful video about developing a growth mind set on TED Talks
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc#t=172
 
April Update 2016 
April Update 2016

I hope you have had a good start to 2016, we can hardly believe it is already April. The children are all  very busy and have already completed their Big  Learning Tasks about Scotland, the culture and history. Some classes have invited parents in to share the learning, and I know you will have thoroughly enjoy these opportunities. I enjoyed the ceilidh, which certainly had feet tapping and children and parents dancing the night away.

We have such a wide variety of learning in many different ways in the school, all of which are developing the children’s skills and also their resilience and well being.

We work with so many different groups and always listen to ideas to improve. Our children too have ideas and as a result of this we have been able to offer more lunchtime opportunities for both attending groups and for some of our children leading groups and supporting other children. They have all risen to the challenge.

We have also welcomed new parent volunteers to help both on the dinner hall and in the library- one of our parents also supported  with an opportunity for young children to listen to stories at lunchtime, however as the better weather has arrived, the children are more keen to play in the fresh air , so we are very flexible. My thanks to all of the parents who have been able to support in any way.

As always I look forward to meeting you and working with your children throughout the year.

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School Aims 
School Aims

OUR AIMS

To provide a safe, caring, disciplined environment promoting positive partnership between home, school and community and to provide a well balanced, stimulating curriculum for every child.
 
The staff at Knightswood Primary work together to:-
 
1.          Provide self-discipline through a policy of promoting positive behaviour.
 
2.         Provide learning experiences matched to the needs of pupils.
 
3.         Encourage an effective system of home, school, and community links for the benefit of all.
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Contact Details 
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Knightswood Primary School
36 Knightscliffe Avenue,
Glasgow,
G13 2TE

Phone: 0141 959 3284
Fax: 0141 954 6217
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Latest News with Summary 
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Cordia Update 18th April 2016 - 18/04/2016 11:23:49
Following dialogue with colleagues in Cordia, further guidance is detailed below:-   1.       The charge for breakfast clubs will be £2 per day 2.       ... (Read more)

Breakfast Club April 2016 Update - 31/03/2016 12:33:59
Dear Parent/Carer   Last year we carried out a consultation into the council’s provision and charges for school breakfast clubs across the city.   This was because ... (Read more)

Achievement April 2016 - 29/03/2016 11:25:04
Achievement We continue to run  a number of lunchtime opportunities for the children to ensure that they can learn new skills and enjoy each other’s company beyond the classroom. Mr Murphy ... (Read more)

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