Midlothian Learner

The Learning and Teaching group in Midlothian, which Miss Dolan was a part of last session, have developed aspirational statements for all learners across Midlothian from Nursery to life long learners. These statements tie in with our Legendary Learning List and really focus on developing Visible Learners. You will see these posters displayed around our school and teachers are using this image along with our Legendary Learning List to allow pupils to reflect on their learning.


Legendary Learning List

Our Legendary Learning List is now displayed in all classrooms. The Legendary Learning List was devised by pupils last session with the support of staff to help pupils work towards becoming ‘Good Learners’. The words help support pupils in during the learning process by allowing them to focus on how they are learning and what they can do to support their learning.


Visible Learning appears on our school improvement plan again this session and we would like to continue all the great work we achieved last year and to create consistency and sustainability across our school. Our aim to continue to develop Assessment Capable Visible Learners. We would like to engage with parents so if there any parents who would like come in and join a working group to take this forward please contact Miss Dolan.

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Please follow the school on Twitter  @HawthorndenPrim for all the latest news in and around our school. It is a great way to stay up to date with all the exciting things that are going on.

We use Twitter regularly to update parents. you can find a link on our web page too.

Many thanks.



Visible Learning Parent Booklet

Thank you to all the parents who came along to our PAT PAL (Pupils as teachers, Parents as learners) session on 2nd October.

This session had a Visible Learning focus where the pupils were sharing and teaching what they had learned througout the course of Term 1. There was lots of learning about the brain, growth and fixed mindsets, mistake making and the language of learning.

We gave out parents booklets on that day and you can find a copy of the booklet below. The booklet gives an overview of what we are covering and why and also includes pupil voice. The booklet also gives you ideas of ways that you can support your child at home.

Visible Learning Parent Booklet