Autism Support Information Session at Crawforddyke Primary School

Anne Love of Love Autism will be hosting an information session for parents and carers of children either with a diagnosis of Autism or for those who are in the process of being assessed/awaiting assessment. 

The session will provide information on how you can support your child during school holidays which can often present as a difficult time for children with Autism. 

Please see the information poster attached for further details. It is hoped that these information sessions will continue at Crawforddyke over the course of next session. 

Please click on the link below if you wish to attend, this will register your place. Please note these sessions are free of charge.

Many thanks to Crawforddyke Primary for providing this support. 

Love Autism Flyer - June 2022.docx

Young Persons' Free Bus Travel

The campaign website for the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel is now live. Please apply.


Reminder - Social Security Scotland Information Session

We look forward to hosting a Social Security Information Session here in the school hall on Tuesday 24 May at 2pm. The session will last around 45 minutes, will provide some general information as well as a member of staff to help with any specific queries. Please enter via the canteen door - used for the recent elections.

This is not restricted to parents and carers, please share widely in the community - all welcome. 


Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenting Education

Good morning
Please find attached some further information about our RSHP curriculum at Forth. 
E Steele

RSHP Letter.pdf

Small Parent Group Required!

Here at Forth we are beginning to think about our budgets for next year and how we allocate some of these funds. Last session Participatory Budgeting was introduced. Participatory Budgeting (PB) allows everyone involved in our school community a direct say on how a percentage of our Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) is spent. Forth will be allocating a minimum of £3,186.00 (5% of PEF allocation) to Participatory Budgeting to be spent in the session ahead - August 2022-June 2023.

To help us really understand the needs of the families in Forth I would like to invite interested parents to come along on Friday 20 May at 2:15pm to the Community Room for a cuppa and a chance to share your ideas on how we can support you to keep the cost of the school day down. 

We are looking for a small group of parents who will join the House Captains and I for a one-off meeting - if you are able to attend this would be much appreciated. The meeting will be finished in time for 3pm.

Many thanks,
Elizabeth Steele
Head Teacher



Parental Involvement and Engagement Survey

Parents as Partners
The Parental Involvement and Engagement survey will take place between Monday, 16 May 2022 and Monday, 6 June 2022.
The Scottish Government has asked all 32 local authorities through their schools to undertake this census with parents/carers of children to help us improve how we work with parents as partners and build on best practice.  This survey is anonymous and a briefing note giving more details is attached to this message.
The census will take place online using SmartSurvey and can be completed on a mobile phone PC or laptop.  Please click on the link below to start the survey
Thank you for your co-operation.


Developing Young Workforce - Vet Visit

Next week as part of Developing Young Workforce Week we will welcome amongst others, a visit from a Vet. The Vet intends to bring along, as part of her session, her own dog. The dog will be restrained and under the control of the owner at all times. An appropriate risk assessment will be completed however if your child is allergic to dogs please contact the office to alert us. 



A reminder for all pupils taking part in Bikeability to bring their bikes and helmets to school tomorrow.


Updated Privacy Notice

Please find attached the link to South Lanarkshire Council's updated privacy notice. Should you require a paper copy please contact the school office.

Education Resources privacy notice - South Lanarkshire Council


Social Security Scotland Information Session - 24 May

We have secured an information session with Fiona from Social Security Scotland to be held at Forth Primary School on Tuesday 24 May at 2pm to raise awareness of Social Security Scotland and their associated benefits.

Social Security Scotland are now delivering 11 different benefits:
·       Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment
·       Best Start Early Learning Payment
·       Best Start School Age Payment
·       Best Start Foods
·       Funeral Support Payment
·       Job Start Payment
·       Young Carers Grant
·       Carers Allowance Supplement
·       Scottish Child Payment
·       Child Winter Heating Assistance
·       Child Disability Payment

Adult Disability Payment pilot (replacing Personal Independence Payment in Scotland) will also now launch for South Lanarkshire on 20 June 2022.

Please come along for a cuppa and a chance to find out more - you may be entitled to financial support that you are unaware of. Fiona will be able to answer any questions and offer guidance on next steps.