For Parents

ST. KENNETH’S SCHOOL AIMS

Curriculum
To provide a broad and balanced curriculum which reflects the principles of a curriculum for excellence namely successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Attainment
To provide a curriculum, which takes account of and responds to children’s developmental needs and allows them to make progress related to their differing abilities.

Learning and Teaching
To provide quality learning experiences for all children through learning which is structured, well-balanced, relevant to the child and related to the world in which they live. To ensure that children have positive experiences of success at their own level in order to give them confidence and motivation for learning in the future.

Support for children
In order that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential we shall endeavour to ensure that children’s needs are met through partnership with parents, our care routines and support from both within school and outside agencies.

Ethos
To create a school and nursery community which encourages a spirit of co-operation amongst staff, children, parents and all those associated with the school. Through open and effective communication everyone can contribute and feel valued.

Resources
To ensure the efficient, effective and safe use of the premises. To provide a wide variety of appropriate resources which are well-organised, maintained and accessible and to provide access to opportunities for Continuing Professional Development to address individual needs and those of the service.

Management, Leadership and Quality Assurance
To ensure quality of provision within St. Kenneth’s Primary School through our quality management systems of Development Planning, self-evaluation, policies and procedures, planning and caring and effective leadership at all levels

SCHOOL INFORMATION

School Name                  St. Kenneth's Primary School
Address                           West Mains Road
East Kilbride
G74 1PU
Telephone Number      01355 224741
Fax Number                   01355 579934
e-mail                              office@st-kenneths-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk
Website                           www.stkennethsek.co.uk

Stages covered Nursery to Primary 7
Current School Roll 510 including nursery class
Denomination Status Roman Catholic

Accommodation
Ground Floor: 7 infant classrooms, Nursery and Kiwi Playgroup, janitor’s office, administration area, kitchen and school hall.
First Floor: 9 classrooms and ICT suite, library and general purpose area

Early Years
The school has a nursery which provides a learning environment for young children. Parents from any area may apply to attend the nursery class. To find out more about the nursery please contact the school. However, it should be noted that if you register your child for a nursery in a school this does not mean that they will automatically be enrolled at this school when they are ready to start primary school. All children who move from early years to primary education must register separately for school in the month of January.

Further provision is provided by the Kiwi Playgroup, who is in partnership with the Local Authority and occupy a room within the school.

The Learning Community
A learning community is made up of schools and education establishments from the area including the secondary school, primary schools, early years establishments, early years partners and schools and bases which provide specialist additional learning services. It is about working together to plan better outcomes for children and young people.

The learning community develops ways of working between establishments and with other agencies and organisations to ensure services are responsive, accessible and are delivered as effectively as possible.

St. Kenneth’s forms part of the St. Andrew’s and St. Bride’s Learning Community which includes St. Andrew’s and St. Bride’s Secondary School and the 5 other Associated Primary Schools: St. Hilary’s, St. Leonard’s, St. Vincent’s, St. Louise and Our Lady of Lourdes.

Each learning community is managed by a Head of Education. The Head of Education for East Kilbride is Mrs Anne Rooney.

School Community Links
In St. Kenneth’s we are aware of the important role the school plays in the local community. These links include local industry; St. Bride’s Church and associated groups, local and national charities and voluntary organisations, national training organisations, Community Police, School Medical Service, Psychological Services and Social Work. These links have enriched our curriculum through visits to museums and the local community and through various visitors to the school.

Some useful websites:
Parentzone - www.parentzonescotland.gov.uk
Engage Parent Forum - www.engageforeducation.org
National Parent Forum for Scotland – www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone
South Lanarkshire Council- www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk