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Edinburgh Guarantee Schools Bulletin

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Head Teacher Update 18/2/21

Dear Parents and Students

I am writing today to explain our plan to bring groups of senior students back into school to engage in essential learning in preparation for practical assessment. This is the most complicated change we have so far been asked to put into operation. Although this mainly affects senior students, it will have implications for all students and for how we are able to deliver online learning going forward. Please read on to find out how this will impact your child. (more…)

Head Teacher Update, 5/2/21

Dear Parents and Students

We have made it to half-term, and we can all now enjoy a well-deserved break from school-work. Next week should give everyone a chance to re-charge their batteries, ready for whatever comes our way. (I stopped trying to predict these things a long time ago.) You might be glad to hear that today’s update is shorter than usual, with only a few pieces of key information to share. (more…)

Head Teacher Update 31/1/21

Dear Parents and Students

When we closed school for the Christmas holidays on 22nd December, little did any of us know that we would still be working remotely and learning online. Next week we enter our fourth week of online learning. We know this situation will continue until at least the middle of February, and we await the First Minister’s announcement on Tuesday 2nd February to provide an update on when we might return to school. This uncertainty is difficult for everyone and we need to support each other and find strategies to sustain motivation.

I should like to remind you of the supports available on our Online Learning Page, including a reminder of the school day and our Student Guide to Learning from Home. (more…)

Head Teacher Update 24/1/21

Dear Parents and Students

As we finish week 2 of online learning and prepare for week 3, we now know that the current situation will last a bit longer than first anticipated. Although things are changing from week to week and there is no fixed date for a return to school, we do know that we will be continuing to work in this way for some time. It is therefore vitally important that we all work as hard as we can to make the very most of online learning. We want to help all students to engage with their learning and will continue to provide support, be that technical support, support for learning, moral support, or support with wellbeing. (more…)

Head Teacher Update 16/1/21

Dear Parents and Students

Our first week of Online Learning is now complete and I want to thank everyone for the way they have responded to what is an extremely challenging situation. Our teachers have worked incredibly hard to produce materials and present them to you online. I am so proud of our staff and the work they are doing to make things go as smoothly as possible. I am also proud of our students, for the way they have engaged with the learning, and grateful to our parents for the patience and perseverance they have shown.

This update contains information about Online Learning, S2 Course Choice, Staffing, and the latest news from the SQA. It also provides an opportunity for parents to let us know how things are going and to request a contact from the school to provide support. (more…)