Category Archives: Latest News

P7 Open Evening at Lasswade High School

Lasswade High School’s annual P7 Open Evening is taking place on Wednesday 26th October 6pm – 7.30pm. LHS are delighted to report that it will be in the school building and not on Zoom. To find out more read the letter here or download your own copy.
In order to gauge demand and make the evening as comfortable as possible, please complete an RSVP here:

Introductory Child Poverty and Cost of the School Day Session for Parents/Carers

As part of Challenge Poverty Week Midlothian Council and NHS Scotland are delighted to be offering an introductory Child Poverty and Cost of the School Day session to parents/carers/parent councils in the Midlothian area.

The session will help participants to better understand poverty, financial barriers to education and how they can be reduced and removed.

The session will be held on Monday 3rd October, 18:00-19:30 via MS Teams, book your space here:

Christmas Cards and Gifts – Ordering

Watch this video to find out how to order Christmas cards and gifts personalised with your child’s artwork using the form sent home and online. Once an order is placed, the form must be returned back to school no later than Monday 26th September.

Standards and Quality Report and School Improvement Plan

Hawthornden’s Standards and Quality Report and School Improvement Plan

Our Standards and Quality Report reviews the progress we have made over session 2021-22, with our School Improvement Plan setting out priorities for this session, 2022-23. Read more about it here or download your own copy.

Hawthornden Standards and Quality Report (2021/22) and School Improvement Plan (2022/23)

Parental Involvement and Engagement Census

The Scottish Government has asked all 32 local authorities to undertake this Parental Involvement and Engagement (PIE) census with parents in their local authority area. Questions will focus on the experience with the child/children’s school overall, so you only need to fill it in once if you have more than one child at Hawthorden.

What does the PIE Census ask?
The PIE Census questionnaire was designed to cover the main areas discussed in the National Action Plan on Parental Engagement. These have been condensed to fit the following themes: ‘Parental Engagement’, ‘Parental Involvement’, ‘Learning at home / in the community’ and ‘Family Learning’.

How long will it take?
The survey has been tested and completion time of the questionnaire is between 10 and 15 minutes.

How can I access this?

Click here to access the PIE Census Questionnaire.

Or use a camera app to access it via this QR code.








For more detailed information and FAQs click here: PIE Intro & FAQ

New Twitter Account – @MidParents

There is a new Twitter account which Midlothian Council will be using to share information and updates with parents, in addition to what schools already do. You can find the Midlothian Parent Partnership Twitter account by searching for @MidParents.