Parents and families

We welcome parents and other family members in school. Parents are a child’s first, and most important, educators and staff work closely with them to provide the best possible education for their children.

Regular events for parents/carers are offered in nursery : family learning workshops on various aspects of the nursery curriculum; stay and play sessions; parenting courses; special groups for bilingual families; PEEP courses.

In Autumn 2011, Dr Bells Cookschool@Stanwell was officially opened by famous local chef Martin Wishart. Parents/Carers can come along and develop their cooking skills in our state-of-the-art cook school with the help of Steve, chef from Dr Bell’s cafe.

Our Parents’ Council organises various fund-raising and social events, and also meets regularly with the Head Teacher to discuss matters affecting the school. The committee is glad to welcome new members.

We work closely with many professionals involved with children and families in the Leith area: child and family centre staff, speech therapists, health visitors, social workers and educational psychologists. We have especially close links with Dr Bell’s Family Centre www.drbellsleith.org.uk which offers a range of support and advice to families in the area, and Multicultural Family Base, which offers support to bilingual and BME families.