Broomlands Primary School, Ednam Road, Kelso, TD5 7SW.   Tel:  01573 223 070

Broomlands Primary School

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At Broomlands we strive to provide a stimulating, safe and supportive environment with high quality learning and teaching to enable all pupils to become successful learners, responsible citizens, effective contributors and confident individuals. Our school was built in 1980. It is open plan with 9 bases, the nursery is housed in a building next to the school. The current role is 240 children plus another 40 children who attend the Nursery.





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Proposed Changes to the Broomlands Primary School Parent Council Constitution   


SUMMARY On a regular basis the General Committee of the Broomlands Primary School Parent Council review their constitution to ensure that it is up to date, meets the needs of the Parent Council and is Fit for Purpose.   The last review took place at our General Committee Meeting which was held on 6 November 2014 and a proposal was made to make an amendment to the current Constitution which was last approved by the Parent Forum in April 2011.   Before we make any changes to the constitution we need to consult with and get permission from the Parent Forum, the Parent Forum being Parents and Carers of children at the school which you automatically become a member of.   We would like to share with you details of the proposed changes and give you an opportunity to contact us if you have any queries, objections or counter proposals.  If there are no such counter proposals or objections the new constitution will be adopted at the next general committee meeting, likewise if there are, these will be discussed at the next General Committee Meeting by the members.


CLOSING DATE The closing date of this consultation will be 12 noon on Monday 15th December 2014  


CONTACT Any queries, objections or counter proposals should be made in writing before the closing date for the attention of:


The Clerk, Broomlands Primary School Parent Council, Broomlands Primary School, Ednam Road,  Kelso.  TD5 7SW.


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS Details of the proposed changes can be seen by clicking the link below.  Also attached is the current Constitution for your review.  




We would like to share with you a leaflet for all parents/carers which has been produced by the Scotland’s National Centre for Languages specifically to explain the new 1+2 approach. Please follow the link for the leaflet and additional information regarding the new languages approach.


or click on the document at the foot of the page


P7's Residential

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Dear Parents/Carers

Thank you for taking the time before the Easter break to complete the questionnaire about strengths and next steps of the school. We have now analysed your responses and will use these to continue to improve our provision.  


The following points were listed by many parents as strengths of the school:

    • Positive ethos

    • Recognising achievement 

    • Strong sense of community 

    • Good range of extra curricular activities 

    • Brilliant parent council 

    • Positive and pro-active atmosphere

    • Very informative newsletters 

    • Curriculum plans are very ‘parent friendly’ to understand

    • Inviting parents in for assemblies and open afternoons is great as it’s a lovely opportunity to see classrooms and to be included in what pupils have been learning

    • Trips are relevant to topics

    • Open evenings for P1 parents

    • My child feels like a valued member of school
    • My child has good relationships with support staff as well as teacher
    • Well organised homework – know exactly what to do
    • Encourage school uniform
    • Good communication with partners/agencies
    • Keep parents well informed
    • Good school
    • Helpful, caring staff
    • Sense of belonging/responsibility with children
    • Interesting topics
    • Link with other agencies/providers
    • Teaching current topics
    • School assemblies 
    • Teaching and looking after our children
    • Staff communication
    • Good response and helpful answers
    • Approachable, helpful, informative

  Some parents felt that the following points would further develop the school:  
    • More after school clubs, especially in light of the asymmetric week starting in August

    • Increased opportunities to view pupil work


    • More non fundraising activities to support local community


    • Opportunities for pupils to engage in public speaking


    • Greater time to prepare for World Book Day and dressing up events 


We will take on these points when planning for the future.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire.


23 May 2014


Cheque Presentation


Further to the fundraising efforts of the Broomlands Primary School Parent Council a cheque for £5, 290 was presented to the School by Irene McKenzie, Chairperson of the Parent Council.


The welcomed cash will go towards the New Sound System which has been installed in the school, the purchase of 2 Smart Board Speakers for Primary 2 and to be put towards the costs of school trips.


Irene (right) is pictured presenting the cheque to Head Teacher Michelle Matthews.  Mrs Matthews thanked the Parent Council for their continued support.



Active School Travel Award



Congratulations!  Once again Broomlands Primary School has won the Kelso Area Active School Travel Award. This award is presented to the school with the highest percentage of pupils actively traveling to school.  The information is gathered in September as part of the National School Travel Hands up Survey.  All pupils in nursery, primary and secondary schools are surveyed on their travel mode to school and the results are collated for the Scottish Government.  The Junior Road Safety Officers will attend an award ceremony at Council Headquarters in March.


School Newsletters


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Click Here to find the latest Newsletter (02 December 2014)




School Uniforms On-line


School Uniforms should now be ordered direct from Border Embroideries.   A small stock will be kept in school in case you are unsure of which size you require.  

(Click on Broomlands Primary or Nursery)


After the Easter holidays we look forward to seeing children in their summer uniforms.


Please ensure all uniforms are named.



Click here for the School Uniform Policy


Vouchers For Schools



The school is collecting the following vouchers– collection boxes in school foyer.  Thank you for your continued support.


Sainsbury’s – Active Kids 2014   

Klondyke – Gardens for schools   

Milk carton tops   


Ink Cartridges   

Rag Bag – bin on staff car park

Thank You For Your Continued Support!!




GLOW Login


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Non Uniform Dates


The next non uniform day will be:

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New Lunch Menu


A new Lunch Menu has been sent home in the School Bags. Ordering will be on a weekly basis and lunches must be paid for when ordering.  School Meals are now £1.90 per meal per pupil


Lunch Page


Assemblies &

Sharing Achievements

Assemblies will be held every Wednesday from 2.40pm to 3.10pm.  We want to celebrate the success of pupils achievement from outwith the school. 


Click here to get your Achievement Form


Broomlands Primary School

Travel Plan







Scottish Parent Teacher Council


Click here to read their latest edition of the

Backchat Newsletter


You'll find lots of useful information here



Broomlands Primary School

Parent Council


General Information ~ Meet The Team

Meeting Dates~ Constitution

Meeting Minutes


Next Meeting: 5th February 2015 at 7pm


All General Committee & Parent Forum

Members welcome!


Parental Consultations

SBC Dyslexia Policy


Proposed changes to Constitution




Healthy Eating Tuck Shop

Every Thursday

Still Only 20p per portion





FREE & SIMPLE way to raise money for the School while you shop at over 2, 000 online shops.


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Polite Notice


The car park to the front of the school is for staff & disabled drivers vehicles ONLY. Drivers parking here who are not staff will be asked to move.


Please park safely and considerately on Broomlands Drive (Avoid Parking or Waiting on the Zig Zags) or the overflow car park on the playground. Children may be dropped off at the drop off point outside the infant playground; however, the driver should remain in the vehicle and drive off as soon as the children are safely on the path, cars should never be parked in this area. If others drop off or collect your children, please could you let them know. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.


Polite Notice




Please remember that Dogs are not permitted

in the School Grounds




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