Hello! My name is Derek Law and I have had the privilege and pleasure to be the Head Teacher of Craiglockhart Primary School since November 2010.
My vision for Craiglockhart has always been firmly based on our three greatest assets: our enthusiastic staff; our supportive parents; and, most importantly, our amazing pupils! Working and learning together, our whole community strives to support our pupils to prepare for the world of the future.
Curriculum for Excellence give us the framework to build a learning community suited to our needs and we have been working really hard on a number of important areas:
Active Learning – Children learn best by doing
Assessment is for Learning – Children learn best by understanding and being involved in their learning journey
Literacy & Numeracy – Children need to be confident in the ‘basics’
Global Citizenship – Children need to understand their place in the world and their role in its future
Outdoor Learning – Children can learn best in a variety of environments
Information Technology – Children’s learning can be enhanced by the appropriate and effective use of IT
Interdisciplinary Learning – Children learn best through interesting and real contexts
Wider Achievement – Children enjoy learning during and outwith the school day
Through our Additional Support for Learning policy we work to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential. Through our Promoting Positive Behaviour programme and Equality, Diversity and Anti-bullying policy, all children work together to treat each other with respect, celebrate each other’s differences and keep everyone safe.
We continue to develop how we work in partnership with parents – both our wider body of parents, our Parent Council and our fabulous Parent Association who have worked so hard to organise community events and raise a tremendous amount of funds for the school.
I love my job and am honoured to be leading this great community on its learning journey. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for us!