01387 730240

Shawhead Primary School

Education Services Aims


Our Aim is to raise levels of attainment, achievement and participation in all our children and young people.


Our Objectives


  1. We will ensure that children and young people will be at the centre of our plans.This means planning by schools and support from Education Services will be focussed on delivering to all our children and young people the entitlements embedded in Curriculum for Excellence and Getting It Right for Every Child.
  2. We will improve our partnership working.This means an emphasis on Cluster working, training on Getting It Right For Every Child themes, parental involvement, multi-agency working, partnership with Community Learning and Development (CLD); Professional Learning Communities and collaboration with Education Scotland, the Care Inspectorate and Further Education colleges.
  3. We will encourage innovation, creativity, collaboration and a culture of sharing and learning in all our staff.
    This means a focus on transformational leadership, professional autonomy and local solutions and building capacity in all our staff.
  4. We will streamline our business processes.This means empowering our schools and staff to find better ways of working, with an emphasis on professional autonomy, local solutions, developing leadership, capacity building, effective Continuing Professional Development and implementing Getting It Right for Every Child processes.

Shawhead Primary School


Telephone: 01387 730240

Head Teacher – Mrs. Karen Little
Present roll: 40
Number of classes: 2

Local Authority

Dumfries and Galloway Council Council Offices
English Street

Telephone: 03 03 3333000

Director Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning

Colin Grant
30 Edinburgh Road

Telephone: 03 03 333 3000