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.

Friends Of Braidburn

Friends of Braidburn School (FOBS) will have its next committee meeting on the 12th September 2016 at 7pm-9pm in Braidburn School. We would be delighted to welcome anyone interested to come along on Monday 12th to hear about the work of the charity and how they could help ensure its continued success.

We have our own email address: FriendsofBraidburn@outlook.com so if you would like more information please either send an email, speak to a member of the school’s teaching team or come along on the 12th Sept where we would be pleased to speak with you.

Beach Wheelchairs – Come and See, Come and Try

Beach Wheelchairs – Come and See, Come and Try
Sep 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm — Sep 3, 2016 @ 4:00pm
Beach Wheelchairs will be on Portobello Prom, next to the Beach House, on Saturday for you to come and see and come and try.
Representatives from the North Berwick Beach Wheelchairs group will be there to explain the equipment, how it works and give people who want to get on the beach a chance to try them out.
If you fancy booking a time slot please email info@portobellobeachwheelchairs.co.uk and we will email you back with a time between 2pm and 4pm.

Parents Welcome Back from Mr Alexander

Children & Families Department



26th August 2016
Dear Parents and Carers,
It was a pleasure to welcome the children and young people to the new school session last week. We gave a special welcome to our new pupils in the Nursery, Primary and Secondary; all seem to have settled quickly into their new routines! Some of our leavers from June have also kept in touch and I am so pleased to report that they are doing well.

We have started this session as we mean to go on with a jam-packed programme. To enhance learning and build experiences we were delighted to have already hosted both Zoolab and the National Deaf Children’s Society (NCDS) Roadshow. Classes have visited The Book Festival, been horse riding and searched for information at Oxgangs Library.

As we look ahead to what will undoubtedly be a busy school year, I will take this opportunity to highlight a few key dates in the first term for your diary:
5th September Parent Council 7-9pm
12th September Friends of Braidburn School 7-9pm
23rd September Draft Targets sent home
28th September Careers Fair
14th October Whole School Harvest Assembly – all welcome
10th November Parent Consultation 4.30 – 6.30pm
14th December Primary Nativity
15th December Secondary Christmas Disco
16th December Christmas Jumper Day
Martin Vallely, our Service Manager, will attend the Parent Council meeting on Monday 5th September to discuss the feasibility study with regards to the possible Oaklands and Braidburn merger.

Over the last session we increasingly used email to stay in contact with families and share information such as newsletters or up and coming events. If we do not already have a record of your email address, I would be grateful if you could share it with the school office.

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend.
Kind regards,
Euan Alexander
Acting Head Teacher

E: euan.alexander@braidburn.edin.sch.uk
W: http://www.braidburnschool.com
T: 0131 312 2320
F: 0131 441 5065

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Beach wheelchairs to Portobello – what do you think?

A community project is trying to bring beach wheelchairs to Portobello. It’s the same group who achieved success in securing this at North Berwick. They are at the first stage of gather support for the idea and are keen to hear your opinions. They have asked if you can fill in the short questionnaire attached to the link below.

Here’s the link: https://beachwheelchairs.typeform.com/to/Op0rEu


National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) roadshow bus

We had a visit from the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) roadshow bus on Thursday. All our pupils had a great time exploring the technology that could help Deaf people such as vibrating alarm clocks. The hearing pupils all had the opportunity to wear a hearing aid and learn a bit about what it means to be Deaf. They also learned some tips on how to communicate effectively with their Deaf classmates. Thank you again to the NDCS roadshow team for a great and interactive day.

NDCS Roadshow

Above – pupils trying on hearing aids

NDCS Roadshow 3

Above – a pupil exploring a flashing doorbell

NDCS Roadshow2

Above – pupils trying on hearing aids