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RAISING ATTAINMENT AND CLOSING THE GAP AT CARLUKE HIGH SCHOOL
A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
At Carluke High School, we are committed to working together to create inspirational learning opportunities and bright futures for every pupil.
This is the vision that we share across our school.
SCHOOL AIMS AND VALUES
We aim to sustain a happy learning environment by developing character, confidence, courage and kindness.
Pupils have opportunities to grow as young people and to participate in classroom, cross-curricular and extra-curricular activities that allow them to develop these characteristics.
To support everyone in our school to achieve these aims and vision, we promote the values of ambition, optimism and respect.
HELPING PUPILS TO ACHIEVE
We want to let you know what we are going to do to support your child during their time at Carluke High School to achieve their best.
- enable pupils to speak about and recognise their progress
- monitor and track progress for all pupils across all subjects and curriculum areas
- ensure all staff know how pupils are progressing
- support pupils by using a wide range of interventions and strategies
- help pupils to develop study skills
- help you to support your child in their learning
- engage with you on a range of school matters
- listen to pupils, parents/carers and staff to do what is best for every young person in our school
We will do these in a variety of ways, and we will keep you updated via our website, twitter account and parental e-mails.
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD
We will be holding two attainment evenings which will give you the chance to hear about the ways you can help and support your child with their learning.
Both events will be held in the Street area of the school.
S1: Parent Information Evening
View presentations from S1 Parent Information Evening
S4, S5 & S6: Senior Phase Study Skills Evening
View presentations from Senior Phase Raising Attainment Information Evening
Further details on these events will be made available nearer the time.
In addition, we will have curriculum evenings as follows:
S2 Curriculum Evening –
S3 Curriculum Evening –
S4 Curriculum Evening –
If you would like further information on any of the above, please contact:
Mrs McCormick, Depute Head Teacher, on 01555 773680.
In the National Improvement Framework (Scottish Government, 2016) the two main aims are:
• Excellence through raising attainment: ensuring that every child achieves the highest standards in literacy and numeracy, set out within Curriculum for Excellence levels, and the right range of skills, qualifications and achievements to allow them to succeed; and
• Achieving equity: ensuring every child has the same opportunity to succeed, with a particular focus on closing the poverty-related attainment gap.
The school runs on a 33 period week timetable.
See below for details:
|Monday to Thursday||Friday|
|8.50-9.40am||Period 1||8.50-9.40am||Period 1|
|9.40-10.30am||Period 2||9.40-10.30am||Period 2|
|11.35am-12.25pm||Period 4||11.35am-12.25pm||Period 4|
The town of Carluke lies in the administrative area called South Lanarkshire in Scotland. It is the main town in the parish of the same name. The extent of the parish is 7 miles from west to east and 5 miles from north to south. At the north of the parish is Wishaw and Newmains in North Lanarkshire, in the south is the parish of Lanark. The parish stretches from the River Clyde to moorland and high hills in the east. The town was famous for the brick and clay works, horticulture and farming and preserves in the firm of R & W Scott Ltd. It has been since the war a town where an ever increasing proportion of the population served the industries of Motherwell, Hamilton, East Kilbride and Glasgow and consequently the town has a population which has increased from 7,000 in 1950 to nearly 18,000 today. It is not a market town although it has a very distinct identity of its own.
The parish has several small outlying communities - Braidwood, Yieldshields, Kilncadzow, Waygateshaw, Cozie Glen (more vernacularly known as Orchard) and the largest, Law Village. All of these have become larger too and have a commuter population like Carluke. The area originated in Medieval times as a stopping place for Royalty during hunting in the "Forest" and later as a crossroads for travellers to Edinburgh, Peebles, Glasgow, Lanark and beyond. Carluke really started to develop with the advent of coal, iron and lime mining all over the parish from the middle to late 18th Century right up until the 1960's. The man colliery closed in the early 1950's. There were some small scale workings but the chief employers were the Coltness Iron Company and the Shotts Iron Company who owned most of the mines. Carluke was an 'Iron Town' and had many workers and rows of houses. Housing and wage conditions were not good and people did not enjoy great health at the time.
There were other industries within the parish - namely tailoring and drapery products, furniture making (Grahams, Grays) joinery firms, Hackney Horse business, clay and brick works, SMT Bus Garage and, of course, R W Scott Preserve works. Horticulture - tomato growing was very prominent also. The main landowners have been Kirkton house - Lee Estate, Waygateshaw Estate, Milton Lockhart and Mauldslie Estate
Carluke today is a fairly large thriving town with good access by road and rail to Glasgow and Edinburgh and south to England. There are large housing developments evident in recent years with a large percentage of home owners making up the population. There is a large High School which accommodates more than 1,300 pupils from the parish and beyond. There are seven primary schools within the parish. The community life, church life, and clubs and associations are all strong and prospering. The town still has a football team (Junior), a golf club, an American Football club, swimming baths (which are new), various horse establishments (some quite large), running clubs and associations to suit most sporting tastes and other pastimes including Carluke Opera, flute and pipe bands. The industries of the past have not all gone - tomato growing is still evident - albeit much reduced, the preserve works now enlarged belong to Renshaw Scott and are flourishing and there are many new jobs in the industrial estates within the town.
Carluke is part of South Lanarkshire and indeed part of the Glasgow conurbation but it still retains its own identity - somewhat altered by the influx of so many new people - yet still connected to the traditions of being a small Scottish town.
By Jack McLellan
Mrs K McCormick (Acting)
Depute Head Teachers
Mr N Farquharson
Mr J Kerr
Mr G Roberts
Mr J Shearer (Acting)
Ms Dobbie (Head of Faculty)
Mr Jamil (Head of Faculty - Science)
Mr Kerr (Depute Head Teacher)
Mrs Lindsay (Head of Faculty - IT & Business Education)
Miss Lindsay (Head of Faculty)
Mr O'Neill (Principal Teacher of Pupil Support - Douglas)
Mrs Hall (Principal Teacher of Pupil Support - Milton)
Mrs Craig (Principal Teacher of Pupil Support – Lee)
Mrs Swan (Principal Teacher of Pupil Support - Kirkton)
Ms Strachan (Principal Teacher of Pupil Support - Halbar (Acting))
Miss Williams (Head of Faculty)
Mrs St. John (Head of Faculty)
Mr Anderson (Head of Faculty)
Mr Farquharson (Depute Head Teacher)
Mrs N McCormack
Mrs Drennan (Head of Faculty)
Mrs McCormick ( Acting Head Teacher )
Miss Eadie (Principal Teacher of Pupil Support - Belstane - (Acting))
Mr Meehan (Head of Faculty)
Mr Roberts (Depute Head Teacher)
Mr Shearer (Acting Deputy Head Teacher)
Speech and Drama
Support for Learning
Miss Robinson (Head of Faculty)
School Support Staff
Mrs Steel (Team Leader)
Mr Reid (Team Leader)
Our school is a secondary, co-educational, non denominational, comprehensive, community school serving the town of Carluke and the neighbouring villages of Braidwood, Forth, Law, Kilncadzow and Yieldshields in rural South Lanarkshire approximately 25 miles south east of Glasgow.
We have approximately 1,200 pupils ranging in age from 12 to 18 and a teaching staff of just over 100 teachers. We offer a broad, balanced curriculum delivered by 5 faculties and 6 teaching departments, a well equipped Library Resource Centre and 3 ICT Rooms.
The Rector, Mr A Smith appointed in 2013, is the leader of a Senior Management team consisting of four Depute Head Teachers.
In November 2007 we moved into a brand new purpose built school which has been constructed on the former playing fields. The main feature of the new school is the 'street area', from which the teaching wings lead off. The 'street' acts as a social hub for the school, providing a flexible, open and airy space that shall have a variety of purposes. In addition to assembly, dining and social functions, the assembly/stage area provides a teaching and learning space for music and drama.
Each of the teaching blocks is separated by a landscaped courtyard, and our pupils have been heavily involved in designing these. The new playing fields are to be constructed on the site of the original school.
|The old original High School in Market Road.||This building was opened in 1978 and the extension completed in 1983.||The new High School completed in November 2007.|
School Captains 2017-18
Captains: Abbie Cameron 6K & Alexander Lannigan 6D
Vice Captains: Anna Britton 6K, Scott Chalmers 6L, Adam Kelly 6B1 & Lauren McKie 6K
|2017-18||Alexander Lannigan & Abbie Cameron||Anna Britton , Scott Chalmers , Adam Kelly & Lauren McKie|
|2016-17||Harry Richardson & Hannah Pelling||Holly Irving, Dylan Smith, Alexander Bond|
|2015-16||Riaz Shajahan & Elizabeth Rayner||Jennifer Park, Laona Allan, Blair Watson and Ross McDowell|
Ross Beveridge & Faiza Bano
|Kelsey Darragh, Kiara McIlwraith Barradas, Evan Jones & Mitchell Fagin|
Andrew McLeod & Gemma McDonald
|Fiona Park, Kirstie Smith, Mitchell Finlay & Michael Sharkey|
|2012-13||Ross Muir & Rachael Leghorn||Kyle MacCorquodale, Fraser Stewart, Sofia Shajahan & Caitlin McEwan|
|2011-12||Robert Cunningham & Hannah Bingham||
Ross Hunt, Kaitlin Struthers,Melissa Rodger & Stewart Murphy
|2010-11||Callum Simpson & Nicola Lindsay||Jonathan Bain, Alison Macrae, Euan Dickson & Laura Ireland|
|2009-10||David Smith & Sarah Mundle||David Robertson, Gemma Sith, Adam Banks & Lisa Rattray|
|2008-9||Robert Gibb & Nicole Irwin||Scott Livingston, Ross Ireland, Nikki Strachan & Gemma Forbes|
|2007-8||David Edment & Kirsty Chalmers||Jonathan Arbuckle, Kelly McConville, Hannah Martin & Scott Somerville|
|2006-7||Matthew Pretswell & Amy McGregor||Stewart Livingston, Hollie Wilson, Stuart Frame & Lauren Watt|
|2005-6||Craig Strachan & Susan Lindsay||Ross Tavendale, Kimberley King, Chris McInally & Amelia Smith|
|2004-5||Martin Feeney & Gayle Whitefield||Richard Workman, Lyndsey McGregor, Alan Morton & Lorna Grey|
|2003-4||David Hamilton & Geeta Devgun||Matthew Souter, Christina Lindsay, Sam Smith & Gemma Dowie|
|2002-3||Alasdair Walker & Jennifer Hamilton||James Stark, Lyn Wilson, Cameron Shaw & Kelly-Anne Gibb|
|2001-2||David Sinton & Debbie Copeland||Andrew Ramsay, Chris Grey, Rachel Thompson & Lisa Burns|
|2000-1||Alastair Thomson& Melissa Mcgarva||Allan McGarry, David Jack, Sandra & Viola Merkaj|
|1999-2000||Chris Hotchkiss & Katrina Neil||Alastair Gibson, Karen Owen, Chris Simpson & Laura Hyslop|
|1998-99||Barry Johnstone & Tracy Owen||Scott Hamilton, Rory Hetherington, Alison Bennett & Leigh Thomson|
|1997-98||Colin Barrowman & Denise Lowe||Murray Henderson, Cara Hales, Euan Gibson & Vicky Barr|
|1996-97||Craig Callan & Kirsty Thomson||Scott Feely, Sara Grewar, Fraser Wilson & Lesley-Anne Cardow|
|1995-96||Fraser Forrest & Linzi Mitchell||Alan Barrowman, Lizzi Thomson, David Llewellyn, Fraser Shaw, Caroline Russell & Janet Wilson|
|1994-95||Ian Paterson & Hazel Feely||Jamie Hetherington, Alan Murphy, Lindsay Aikman & Gillian Tennant|
|1993-94||Fraser Glen & Pamela Jarvie||Karyn Todd, Michael Stobo, Gordon McGill & Aeesha Malik|
|1992-93||Kenny Gray & Jill Stark||Stuart McVicar, Inass Osman, Walter Templeton & Julie Carson|
The current school badge was designed by a pupil for the opening of the previous new school building in 1978.
The badge signifies the fruit trees of the Clyde Valley and the two books, education.
|Current School Badge||Previous Badge|