Welcome to Braidburn School

Situated in the south-west of Edinburgh, Braidburn School provides a supportive learning environment for learners with additional support needs aged 2½ to 18 years old.

Braidburn benefits from on-site multi-disciplinary therapy and medical teams in addition to our education staff. This helps our learners achieve their full potential.

Miss Duffy

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This afternoon we celebrated that Miss Duffy, our PE teacher, is going to get married at the weekend. She was dressed up and sent round the school with her PE class to rapturous applause! We wish Miss Duffy all the best for Saturday and hope that the weather is lovely, especially for the tandem bicycle ride along the Portobello promenade!

Footsteps to the Future

This morning most of the leavers visited Pilrig Park school for a “footsteps to the future” information morning.

Some parents came too.

We wanted to find out more about post school options and this was the perfect opportunity to chat with a wide range of support providers including Garvald and Edinburgh College.

It was an interesting, noisy – and very busy – morning but we came away laden with leaflets, free pens, stickers and lots of information about future possibilities.
We also bumped into Mrs Mooney, our old Head Teacher who now works at Pilrig Park!

We had lots to think and talk about when we got back to school.

Safer Internet Competition

Today was very exciting for one of our S4 pupils. Jamie in Esk Class had entered a City of Edinburgh Council ‘Safer Internet’ competition at the start of January. Jamie described how technology has played a major part in his life and supported his rehabilitation. We were delighted to hear that his entry was chosen as runner up! This morning Jamie attended the award ceremony where his prize and certificate was presented by Councillor Cathy Fullerton. Look out for the article in the Evening News. Well done, Jamie!

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Self Directed Support (SDS)

The City of Edinburgh Council has created a short video explaining the new way of delivering social support in Edinburgh. SDS aims to give people much more choice and control in the way in which they are supported. The new measures – which came into effect in April 2014 – have been described as the biggest change in local authority social care provision since the introduction of community care in the early 1990s.

Friends of Braidburn School

Friends of Braidburn School is a registered charity run by parents and staff, dedicated to fundraising and providing resources and social opportunities for our pupils. We are always looking for new members to join this dynamic team! We are particularly looking for someone to take over the role of Secretary/Chair or Vice Chair.

The first meeting of 2015 is at 7pm on Monday 19th January in the school. We hope to see you there!