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If a child is experiencing any kind of difficulty in school, it can be a worrying time for parents. Concerns about progress in learning should be discussed with Form Tutors in the first instance; Form Tutors may then seek advice from the Support for Learning Department. In many cases, appropriate support can be put in place to help a child to overcome their difficulties.

Barriers to learning can be experienced for many reasons so if a child’s difficulties persist, then the next step may be to seek advice from an Educational Psychologist. Educational Psychologists have training in child development and how children learn and process information, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the education system. They are able to carry out testing to assess any difficulties and identify strengths, then offer advice based upon their findings.

The best outcomes for a child’s learning are achieved when parents, school staff and any outside agencies work closely together; for this reason, Educational Psychology assessments should be arranged through school. An approved Educational Psychologist is then able to come into school at an agreed time, observe the child in their normal place of learning and gather information by speaking directly to teachers and looking at classwork. The procedure at Cargilfield is as follows:

  •    With parents’ consent, the Support for Learning Department contacts an approved Educational Psychologist to arrange an assessment.
  •    Prior to the assessment, with parents’ agreement, school sends relevant background information and any existing assessments to the Educational Psychologist for review.
  •        In school, the Educational Psychologist speaks to the child to get their views on what is going well or is difficult, liaises with staff and looks at classwork. They are trained in putting children at ease and making the experience as enjoyable as possible. The assessment is conducted over the course of a morning and is followed by a meeting with parents and Support for Learning staff to discuss findings.
  •        A full written report is produced by the Educational Psychologist, detailing findings and recommendations (for example, teaching strategies and resources). Referrals to other professionals may be recommended and suggestions for access arrangements in examinations will be included if appropriate.

The information gathered from an assessment often proves to be invaluable in supporting a child in their learning and helping them to achieve their full potential.

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If a child is experiencing any kind of difficulty in school, it can be a worrying time for parents. Concerns about progress in learning should be discussed with Form Tutors in the first instance; Form Tutors may then seek advice from the Support for Learning Department. In many cases, appropriate support can be put in place to help a child to overcome their difficulties.

Barriers to learning can be experienced for many reasons so if a child’s difficulties persist, then the next step may be to seek advice from an Educational Psychologist. Educational Psychologists have training in child development and how children learn and process information, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the education system. They are able to carry out testing to assess any difficulties and identify strengths, then offer advice based upon their findings.

The best outcomes for a child’s learning are achieved when parents, school staff and any outside agencies work closely together; for this reason, Educational Psychology assessments should be arranged through school. An approved Educational Psychologist is then able to come into school at an agreed time, observe the child in their normal place of learning and gather information by speaking directly to teachers and looking at classwork. The procedure at Cargilfield is as follows:

  •    With parents’ consent, the Support for Learning Department contacts an approved Educational Psychologist to arrange an assessment.
  •    Prior to the assessment, with parents’ agreement, school sends relevant background information and any existing assessments to the Educational Psychologist for review.
  •        In school, the Educational Psychologist speaks to the child to get their views on what is going well or is difficult, liaises with staff and looks at classwork. They are trained in putting children at ease and making the experience as enjoyable as possible. The assessment is conducted over the course of a morning and is followed by a meeting with parents and Support for Learning staff to discuss findings.
  •        A full written report is produced by the Educational Psychologist, detailing findings and recommendations (for example, teaching strategies and resources). Referrals to other professionals may be recommended and suggestions for access arrangements in examinations will be included if appropriate.

The information gathered from an assessment often proves to be invaluable in supporting a child in their learning and helping them to achieve their full potential.

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"The Eco-Schools programme engages children and young people in key issues including the environment, sustainability, global citizenship and the value of a low carbon future." (Eco Schools 2019)

Cargilfield are part of the Eco Schools programme and are working hard to gain Green Flag status. The Eco-Schools programme has been engaging young people in taking positive actions that transform their lives. From its beginnings in a few European countries, the programme has expanded to effect change in some 59,000 schools in 68 countries across the globe. There has been a lot of overall eco-enthusiasm of pupils and staff throughout Cargilfield. We look forward to plans and developments unravelling throughout the school year.

The Upper School Eco Committee felt the recycling bins should be a focus so these have been implemented in the main foyer and will be in the Pre Prep after half term too. At Eco Club, children have been busy creating helpful posters as reminders of how to help improve the environment. They are looking at putting a paper bin in each classroom too. The next plan is to look at the location of the bins and look at how waste is disposed of offsite. The Pre-Prep are very excited to create an eco-club and receive their eco badges after half term. The Nursery have been picking up litter and growing their own vegetables too. There is definitely a green air around school!

Children are the future of our planet, so instilling good environmental practice in them is key. What have you recycled today?

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"The Eco-Schools programme engages children and young people in key issues including the environment, sustainability, global citizenship and the value of a low carbon future." (Eco Schools 2019)

Cargilfield are part of the Eco Schools programme and are working hard to gain Green Flag status. The Eco-Schools programme has been engaging young people in taking positive actions that transform their lives. From its beginnings in a few European countries, the programme has expanded to effect change in some 59,000 schools in 68 countries across the globe. There has been a lot of overall eco-enthusiasm of pupils and staff throughout Cargilfield. We look forward to plans and developments unravelling throughout the school year.

The Upper School Eco Committee felt the recycling bins should be a focus so these have been implemented in the main foyer and will be in the Pre Prep after half term too. At Eco Club, children have been busy creating helpful posters as reminders of how to help improve the environment. They are looking at putting a paper bin in each classroom too. The next plan is to look at the location of the bins and look at how waste is disposed of offsite. The Pre-Prep are very excited to create an eco-club and receive their eco badges after half term. The Nursery have been picking up litter and growing their own vegetables too. There is definitely a green air around school!

Children are the future of our planet, so instilling good environmental practice in them is key. What have you recycled today?

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Cargilfield where everyday is an adventure

Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.

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