01387 730240

Shawhead Primary School

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines


There are a number of National, Education Services and school policies which will provide information on a range of issues. Further details of all of these are available from your school. The following is a list of the policies which may be most relevant to you and your child/ren although this is not an exhaustive list:-


  • Attendance at School Policy (2012)
  • Child Protection Policy for Schools, Early Learning and Child Care Settings (2016)
  • Children Absent from School through Ill Health – Guidance (2016)
  • Curriculum Swimming Policy (2016)
  • Digital Images Policy (2016 )
  • Dumfries and Galloway Equal Opportunities Policy and related Equality Schemes
  • Enrolling in Schools Policy (2016)
  • Exclusion from Schools – Policy and Procedures (2012)
  • Inappropriate Use of Social Networking Sites (2011)
  • Parental Involvement Strategy (2006) – this is under review
  • Primary School Class Organisation (2016)
  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme (2015)
  • Providing Intimate Care for Children and Young People with Disabilities – National Guidelines for Schools
  • Providing Intimate Care for Children – Procedures for Schools and Nurseries (2011)
  • Nursery and Schools Policy on Health Care Procedures (2012)
  • Respect for All – Anti-Bullying Guidelines (2015)
  • School Transport Policy (2015)
  • Volunteer Policy and PVG Scheme (2015)
  • Health Care in Schools (2013)


Further information on all aspects of education is available on www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone.

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