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.

A Parent’s Guide To Additional Support Needs

Falkland House School invites you to join it for a free morning seminar which aims to provide practical guidance for parents of children and young people with additional support needs.

Looking at a wide range of issues, from understanding different support needs to current legislation, this is a great opportunity to hear from experts in the field, alongside one of the leading schools for those with additional support needs in Scotland.

Speakers are:

Bill Colley – ‘Beyond the label’ – Understanding and supporting children and young people with additional support needs

Bill is an educational consultant, writer and teacher trainer. He is an independent consultant with ADHD support groups and is a member of the National Autism Strategy Reference Group (Scotland) and the UK ADHD Partnership.

Iain Nisbet – Legal rights of children and young people with additional support needs

Iain will cover:
•parental rights and children’s rights

•rights to assessment

•rights to support

•school placement rights

Iain is an independent education law consultant, with particular expertise and interest in additional support needs law and equality law in education and the implications of GIRFEC for schools. He is the principal author of “A-Z of Scots Education Law – A guide for parents”, published by Consumer Focus Scotland. He is the Convener of the School Closure Review Panels, and a member of the attendance council in his local area. Iain works as a consultant solicitor with Cairn Legal, representing parents, pupils, students and voluntary organisations in all aspects of education law.


09.45 – Coffee on arrival

10.00 – Welcome from Falkland House School

10.10 – Bill Colley- ‘Beyond the label’ – Understanding and supporting children and young people with additional support needs

11.00 – Iain Nisbet – Legal rights of children and young people with additional support needs

11.50 – Q & A session

12.00 – Coffee and further discussion

Further details available on link below:


A Parents Guide to Additional Support Needs

Blue Class in Tescos Bakery

Last week a few members of the Blue class took part in the Farm to Fork programme at Tesco. Vicky, who works at Tesco took us to the bakery where we met the baker. We saw the different machines that are used in the bakery and we watched him making rolls. We also got to feel some of the seeds that are used to make bread and rolls. After visiting the bakery we had to work together to find the items on our shopping list. We then bought some bread and pancakes to have for snack back at school. Vicky also gave us goody bags to take away. We enjoyed eating the bananas that were in our goody bags. Yum, yum.

Winter Windows

Congratulations go to Nikola Kukawka for her winning entry in the ‘Winter Windows’ design annual competition run by Arts and creative learning, City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with the Underbelly. This year’s theme was architecture. The organisers were inundated with well over 200 entries from primary, secondary schools and special schools across the city. The judges had the challenging task to select only 25 winners with each school submitting a maximum of 5 designs. Nikola will be presented with her prize on Friday the 25th at the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound, she will be able to see her amazing window lit up and on display in princess street gardens. Nikola’s design has been made into cards, key rings and fridge magnets by the Enterprise group for sale in school.
Congratulations go to Eilidh Armstrong for her winning design for a Christmas card competition run by Communities and Families Edinburgh City Council. Her design was chosen by Cathy Fullerton, Vice Convener and will feature on Christmas cards and on electronic bus shelters. Eilidh will visit the city chamber on ……………….. to receive her prize. Eilidh’s winning design has also been made into cards, key rings and fridge magnets available to buy in school.


Children In Need…..

A huge thank you to everyone for all your hard work helping us to raise money for Children in Need. Activities were enjoyed by all from our children in need themed rainbow cafe to a plank off through the week. To our finale on Friday morning in assembly which was filled with lots of spotty and stripey activities. Fun was had by all. Our total was £200.55 and then we had £167.83 from our collection this morning and our collection from the 12 lovely ladies from the HITT class. Our final total is now £450.80!! Thank you to all involved.


Children In Need

The Staff Friday HIIT class raised a fantastic £82 for Children in Need. The before and after photos show you how much effort everyone put into the class today , especially Vicky who taught the class in her Pudsey outfit.