The Bearsden Academy Cluster Schools includes the following associated primary schools.
Baljaffray Primary School http://www.baljaffray.e-dunbarton.sch.uk
Bearsden Primary School http://www.bearsden.e-dunbarton.sch.uk
Castlehill Primary School http://www.castlehill.e-dunbarton.sch.uk
Mosshead Primary School http://www.mosshead.e-dunbarton.sch.uk
The Bearsden Academy Cluster schools work closely together to ensure the development of the Early and 3 to 18 Curriculum is seamless for young learners.
We recognise the many transitions which young people make in their daily learning journeys and the impact of the management of these daily transitions on their achievement and attainment. We focus particularly on transitions between Primary 5 to S1 in recognition of the significant leap for young people when moving from one context to another.
At P7 stage, we work collaboratively with primary pupils, parents/carers, teachers and community partners to plan a year long Transitions experience. This helps pupils and families to navigate one of the most important transitions in a young person’s learner journey. Please see our Transitions page for full overview of Transition experiences for young people.
Below are some examples of how we work in partnership with our cluster schools
Parents learn about the school via a range of opportunities including:
Links with our associated primaries are well established and include the following transitions supports.
All of our work within Transitions planning is underpinned by Getting it Right for Every Child. Useful links here:
The Bearsden Academy Cluster also focuses on teacher continuous professional development as well as curricular developments to ensure learner experiences, at point of transitions, are seamless. This includes staff across both sectors coming together to learn and develop curriculum areas and practices which will support the learner journey. These developments have included the following areas:
You can find out more about teacher professional development using the links below
We are always very keen to involve parents in the training and development work of the school. If you have an area you would like to support, please use the following link.
You can find out more about Career education planning using the following link Developing the Young Workforce