Resources for Parents on Anxiety and Worry

In July, CAMHS Early Intervention Team delivered 2 online workshops for parents and carers of children and young people who are experiencing anxiety. The workshops were oversubscribed and they have now released the recordings and resources.

Please see link below.

Resources for Parents on Anxiety and Worry

These supports include:

Access to recorded two part information session webinars- Understanding Anxiety and Supporting your child with anxiety. These are also available in BSL.

Access to two online module courses for parents based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)- Supporting your Child with Anxiety and Supporting your Teenager with Anxiety. (more…)

Christmas Newsletter 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. I hope that you and your families stay safe and well, and that we are all able to return, feeling refreshed, in the New Year. Please click on the link below to view this year’s Christmas Newsletter.

Thanks and best wishes

Stephen Rafferty

Head Teacher

College Update


Good Afternoon,

I am writing to notify you of a change to SCP arrangements for the start of term in January 2022.

As you are aware the escalating Covid -19 situation and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant is causing national concern.

Government guidance to Scottish Colleges and Universities is different from guidance for schools. As a result the college has been asked to cease on campus face to face teaching until the 24th January. Therefore, the decision has been made to deliver SCP classes through online teaching from Monday 10 January 2022 until 24th January (to be reviewed). (more…)

Head Teacher Update Friday 12/12/21

Dear parents and students

As you are aware, we are in the midst of a rapidly changing situation with regard to COVID-19. The introduction of a new variant into the mix has created a new level of uncertainty and the need for us to be more vigilant. We know that Omicron is spreading much more quickly than the Delta variant. However, we do not yet know the severity of illness caused, or how much protection is given by vaccination. Given the increase in transmissibility and requirement for self-isolation, I anticipate some staffing pressures in the last week of term. I will advise you by email, should any contingency arrangements that affect your child be required. (more…)

Positive cases out of school hours

To support efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 and, in particular, the Omicron variant, we ask that parents and carers use the following e-mail inbox to advise of cases out of school hours. 

This will enable all services involved to respond more quickly.

Thanks and best wishes

Stephen Rafferty

Head Teacher

Empowered Learning – School iPads


All Parents are required to complete the following Microsoft Form in advance.

Empowered Learning iPad Project: All parents and students to complete

Empowered Learning is a City of Edinburgh project which aims to provide every student with an iPad to support learning throughout their years at school. Due to our experience and status as a Scottish Digital School, Forrester has been categorised as an ‘Elevate’ school. This means that we will be one of the first schools to embark on this project and will launch Empowered Learning in the week beginning 10th January. All students will be part of this project whether or not they already have a school iPad.

What does this mean for you?

Group 1: Students without an iPad will be issued with a new iPad

Group 2: Students with older iPads will have their iPads replaced with a newer version

Group 3: Students who already have a newer iPad will need to be migrated to a new platform.