Developing the Youth Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce
Thank you for voting on which of the Developing the Young Workforce skills you would like us to focus on this year. We’ve had a huge response from families and that is very much appreciated. Between staff, pupils, Parent Council and families, the top two came out as ‘working with others’ and ‘communication’. We will now take this forward within the school by gathering baseline evidence on the children’s understanding of these terms.
Thank you for your support.

Open Morning Friday 28th September 2018

On Friday 28 September (to coincide with our Macmillan Coffee Morning) we are hosting an open morning with the focus being an opportunity to meet the teacher while the children are in class.

All parents/carers are very welcome to come in and see the children working across the school from 9.15 to 10.15am (this is to enable us to carry out class registration first). Please feel free to visit all the classes including the nursery as the children will be participating in a variety of different activities and we are keen for you to experience learning at different stages across the whole school.

Developing the Young Workforce National Programme

Developing the Young Workforce is a national programme that aims to better prepare children and young people aged 3-18 for the world of work. We have made this one of our improvement priorities for this session.

There are 5 key skills identified as important for the world of work:

1) Working with others

2) Problem solving

3) Communication

4) Employability

5) Self-awareness

We would like to work on developing two of these skills this year. The children and Parent Council have been consulted and now we would like all parents and carers to have a voice in which two we work on. Please vote by ticking the two skills you think we should start with developing across the school. We will then collate all the votes and inform you of the outcome.

Thank you for your support.

MacMillan Coffee Morning Friday 28th September 9:15am

We plan to hold an informal coffee morning for all parents/carers on Friday 28th September at 9.15am in the school dining hall.   It is an informal event where everyone can come along and enjoy a coffee and a chat.  I thought it would be a good idea to link it with the Macmillan coffee charity events that will be taking place across the UK.


All parents/carers are welcome to attend. If anyone would like to do any baking we would really appreciate it.  Please hand baking in to Reception.

Active Schools

Active Schools Clubs
You will all have received a copy of the Active Schools Programme for this term with lots of great clubs to try.  Clubs book up quickly, so if you haven’t already done so, contact the Active Schools Team to book your place.

Kate Murray – 0131 561 6524
Jenna McCandlish – 0131 561 6525<>

We are also looking for parents / carers to take, assist with or supervise sports and physical activity clubs in school – please contact Kate or Jenna if you are interested.


Kate Murray
Active Schools Coordinator
Penicuik Primary Schools & Penicuik HS
Working days:  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday