Learning Journals


We are delighted to begin using Learning Journals as a means to better engage our parents and provide you with on-going updates about your child’s progress. We’ve put together some frequently asked questions that might help you to better understand them.


What are they? They are a regular electronic bulletin about your child’s progress.

Why are we using them? They allow us to provide you with up to the minute information about the progress of your child. They have photographs to let you see the sort of fun and exciting learning activities your child is participating in. They will replace the end of year paper report.

What if I want a paper copy? They can be printed off as a PDF.

What the benefits? It’s a much greener system but more importantly the information you receive is up to date. It also allows you to easily comment on your child’s progress. It will become a rich record of your pupil’s work as they progress from nursery to primary 7. It allows you see what’s happening at school.Also, if you have family overseas and wish them to access your child’s journal, they can be easily added to the system

Are they secure? The Journals meet all EU regulations for internet security and hosting and are regularly tested to ensure they continue to comply.You can only access your own pupil’s work.

How do I get access to them? We need an email address. Once we have this – we will send you an email with your username and a link to the Learners’ Journals. You will be asked to create a password and a pin number. The journals can be found at – https://lorne.yourlearningjournals.co.uk/

What if I forget my username or password? Let the teacher know and we will reset your details.

How many observations can I expect? For this session 2016 to 2017 the minimum will be 5 observations per term. Included in this will be two observations annually, that include an individual video of your pupil talking about their learning and their achievements.


The Journals also allow us a school to track the progress of individual pupils or class sets of pupils. This helps us to ensure that your child’s learning is coherent and progressive.