Category Archives: Head Teacher Update

Head Teacher Update 28/7/21

Dear Parents and Students

I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the summer and some of the great weather we have been having. The summer holidays seemed to arrive just in the nick of time – as the toughest school year in living memory accelerated towards the end.  A huge thanks to staff, students, and parents for getting us over the line – everyone certainly deserves a well-earned break. Please find below a belated update from the end term. (more…)

Head Teacher Update 16/6/21

Dear Parents and Students

Please find below some updated information on: COVID 19 safety (including Lateral Flow Testing); S6 Study arrangements; Sharing of Provisional Grades; Active Schools; Changes to the Structure of the School Day; and the Day the BBC Came to Forrester. (more…)

Invitation to Forrester High School Annual General Meeting 15/6/21

Dear Parents

As you may know, Forrester has a very active Parent Council that help the school to improve and to make important decisions. The Parent Council has been a great support to us over the years – never more so than through this very difficult period during the Global Pandemic.

The Annual General Meeting of the parent Council takes place next Tuesday 15th June at 7:00pm. This open meeting will take place on Zoom and all parents are invited to attend.

If you would like to attend, please email, so that the Parent Council can send you an agenda and a link to the online meeting.

Thanks and best wishes.

Stephen Rafferty

Head Teacher

Head Teacher Update 7/6/21

Dear Parents and Students

I hope you and your families are keeping well and that you have had the chance to enjoy the improved weather. Please find below a few pieces of important information relating to: the new timetable; a change to the structure of the school day; National Qualifications; S1 Reports; our S6 farewell (again). (more…)

Head Teacher Update 31/5/21

Dear Parents and Students

Our summer term continues at a pace and our National Assessment diet for senior students is almost complete. Students and staff are continuing to work hard to ensure that everyone has the best chance to demonstrate the highest levels of attainment. Managing workload and stress levels has not been easy but, thankfully, the end is now in sight. Most assessment will be completed this week, with an opportunity for catch-up next Monday and Tuesday. (more…)

Head Teacher Update 19/5/21

Dear Parents and Students

Time has flown since my last update, and we find ourselves in the middle of one of the busiest terms the school has ever faced. I must say a huge thank you and well done to staff, students and their family for the way everyone has returned to the, almost, normal pattern of attendance. This has taken a huge effort by everyone and although our two-week rota and other Covid-19 restrictions remain, the school really feels like a proper community once again. I’m glad to say that everyone is doing their bit to stay positive and to keep each other safe. (more…)

Head Teacher Update 17/4/21

Dear parents and students

I hope everyone has managed to keep themselves safe and to enjoy the good weather during the holidays. As I write this update, I am looking forward to the summer term, and to the continuing easing of restrictions and opening up of normal life. The summer term will run from Tuesday 20th April until Friday 25th June. (more…)