Torbain Primary School

Address: Torbain Primary School , Blairmore Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6NP
E-mail: torbainps.enquiries@fife.gov.uk
Telephone: 01592 583466


Torbain is presently the largest primary school in Kirkcaldy and the third largest in Fife.
The school is non-denominational and caters for pupils from 3 to 12 years of age. The territorial area comprises of several large housing estates and some rural housing.
30% of our pupils live out with our catchment area and are parental placement requests.
There are 23 full time teachers, 1.5 learning support teachers, 2 nursery teachers (job share), 4 SEN auxiliaries, 2 classroom assistants, 6 early years officers and 4 clerical assistants.
The school is split site with a single storey infant/nursery building and an open plan 3 storey block.
School Aims – Mission Statement
Torbain School is a place of learning where the needs of individual pupils are recognised and everyone is valued. Our goal is to offer children the opportunity to become responsible citizens, successful learners, effective contributors and confident individuals. In doing so our principles and aims are:
 
1. To provide a POSITIVE ETHOS within a safe, welcoming environment
  • where staff, pupils and parents are valued and have a sense of pride and ownership of the school
  • where partnerships with parents are fostered, involving them in their children’s learning and the life of the school
  • where visitors are welcomed and links with others in the community are welcomed
2. To provide an APPROPRIATE CURRICULUM for our pupils that will   
     enable them to play an active part in society by
  • delivering a broad and balanced curriculum with continuity and progression
  • planning and evaluating pupil experiences
  • ensuring that pupils achieve the highest possible standards according to their ability
  • using a variety of teaching approaches
  • using appropriate and effective resources
3. To provide SUPPORT FOR PUPILS
  • to meet their emotional, physical, social, cultural and moral needs
  • by promoting responsible behaviour where pupils exercise self-discipline, self-motivation, self-responsibility and independence
  • by monitoring pupils’ progress and attainment
4. To build PARTNERSHIPS WITH PARENTS and OTHER AGENCIES to
     benefit pupils by
  • establishing effective communication systems
  • listening to and respecting parental views
  • involving parents where appropriate
  • encouraging a good working relationship with parents regarding their children’s learning and teaching
  • capitalising on links with outside agencies, commerce and industry
5. To respond to EDUCATIONAL CHANGE by
  • providing a quality service
  • building a strong school team
  • using developmental planning to prioritise our aims and target time, resources and budgets to support them
  • informing all interested parties of developments
Management
The Management Team consists of Mrs Caroline Bruce - Headteacher,  Mrs Susan Tollick - Infant Depute Headteacher, Miss Gillian Webster - Acting Depute for upper years and Miss Katherine Easson - Acting Depute for middle years.  All management monitor the quality of the work of staff through their teaching plans and working with teachers and pupils. In monitoring pupils’ work account is taken of its appearance, content accuracy, quantity and quality. Jotters and work on display are also discussed.
In the course of this session through our School Improvement Plan, we will be targeting the following
·       Provide more active maths experiences for all learners.
·       Development and promotion of a culture of Health and Wellbeing, by utilising links between the school and the wider community.
·       Raise attainment in literacy through the development of new learning and teaching approaches.
·       Developing planning and reporting which meets the needs of all pupils in line with CfE.

 

SCHOOL DETAILS
August 2009
 
School Roll
520 + 130 Nursery
No. of Classes
18+ 2 Nursery
Age Range of pupils
3 -12
Nursery classes
70 a.m. / 60 p.m.
Secondary school
Kirkcaldy High School
School Board
Yes
P.T.A
School Association
Support Centre
No
Disabled access
Partial
 

 

 

 

Disabled Access:

Yes

Opening Hours

School Office 08:30 - 16:30

School Times

Morning Session Infants 09.00am-12:30pm

Morning Session P3-P7 09.00am-12:40pm

Interval 10.40am-11.00am

Afternoon Session Infants 13.25pm-15.00pm

Afternoon Session P3-P7 13.30pm-15.10pm


Nursery Times

Morning Session 09.00am - 11.30am

Afternoon Session 12.30pm - 15.00pm

Holidays and Closures

Dates Reason Details
18 Sep 2014 Planned Closure School Closures - Scottish Independence Referendum
13 Oct 2014 to 24 Oct 2014 School Holiday Autumn Holiday
13 Nov 2014 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
14 Nov 2014 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day

If you would like to view the complete list of School Holidays, please click here.

School Booklet

To download the Torbain Primary School Booklet in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF), please click on the link below.

Adobe Acrobat iconDownload Torbain Primary School Booklet (PDF), 700 KB

For more information contact

Caroline Bruce, Headteacher 
Tel: 01592 583466 Contact Caroline Bruce online
By Post: Torbain Primary School Blairmore Road Kirkcaldy Fife KY2 6NP
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