Welcome to Burnbrae

June 2020 – Welcome to Mrs Linda Clarkson

August 2020 – Welcome from Mrs Linda Clarkson

Burnbrae Primary opened in 2012. It is situated in the Burnbrae & Hopefield area of Bonnyrigg. We currently support learners across our 90/90 child place nursery, our provision for children with complex needs and 18 mainstream classes. Children range from ages 3 – 12. Our children transfer on to Lasswade High.

Our school vision is that we learn together, grow together and play together. This is the vision we are committed to living out every day. Our staff see themselves as learners and are continuing to develop themselves as professionals to ensure we provide the highest quality learning experiences for our learners every day. Our work is based on the Scottish values of integrity, passion, justice and respect.

We work closely with our parents and carers to ensure that we meet the needs of all our learners. Our parent council work in partnership with the school community striving to ensure that each individual learner has positive experiences while learning at Burnbrae.

To find out more about us please contact the school directly – Burnbrae.PS@midlothian.gov.uk

Why did we change our website?

During  January 2018 a survey was open to the Burnbrae community to gather views on our home school communication. The survey was shared via the school app, the school website and social media.

  • 12% of respondents use the website to keep informed of school news
  • 96% of respondents use the app to keep informed of school news
  • 3% prefer the website as a method of communication
  • 81% prefer the app as a method of communication

The school app is clearly the preferred method of communication for the majority of our community and the features on the app have changed how we use the website.

What is on the website?

The website is used as an online handbook providing new and current families and visitors with information on the school and wider community.

What is shared on the app?

81% of families prefer the school app therefore from 2018 the app became the main source for updates, events and newsletters. The message system replaced previous texts from school, the diary lists upcoming events and the news section replaces what was previously shared on the blog section of the school website including newsletters.

What about other methods of communication?

Twitter is also used to share updates and collaborate with others.

Families feel the individual class accounts are helpful for targeted class news. The main school feeds are @burnbraeps or @burnbraeearly. You can access all school feeds using this link – https://twitter.com/BurnbraeEarly/lists/burnbrae-twitter-feeds

The Facebook page continues to provide links to help at home, links to others in our community including Burnbrae Parent Council and other news. Our Facebook page is also there to share our Twitter feed for families who have not yet signed up for Twitter.

Paper copies can always be requested from the school office.

Full  results of the communication survey are available on the news section of the school app.

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