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Head Teacher Update 17/6/24

Dear Parents and Carers

As we head quickly towards the end of term, I am writing to provide some brief update on the following:

  • Parent Council AGM
  • P7 Parents’ Information Evening
  • Consultation Event, Tuesday 18th June
  • Primary 7 Three-day Induction Visits
  • Sports Day
  • End of Term

Parent Council Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Last Tuesday’s AGM was the final meeting for our chairperson, Jacky Barn. Jacky has served on the Forrester Parent Council for 8 years, having previously served for 7 years on the PC at Carrick Knowe. I want to thank Jacky for her incredible dedication and service to our schools and for all the support she has given us throughout these years.

On Tuesday, the dates for next year’s meetings were agreed and these will be updated on our website in the Parent Council section, within the Parent Zone:

Forrester High School Edinburgh | Parent Zone

The Parent Council are always happy to welcome new members and to take forward issues and suggestions on parents’ behalf. They can be contacted through the school website.

Primary 7 Parents’ Information Evening

Last Tuesday, we also hosted primary 7 parents for an information evening, in preparation for the P7 three-day visits Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

For those who missed this information evening and for those who are looking for a reminder, the presentation slides can be found on our website here.

Primary 7 Three-Day Induction Visit

We are excited to welcome our P7 for their 3-day visit starting tomorrow morning. Mrs Coffey has shared all the arrangements with parents and primary staff. Having met all the P7s on the recent Enterprising Maths Challenge, I am looking forward to sharing a really good three days with them.

Consultation Event Tuesday 18th June, 6:00pm

I look forward to meeting many of you tomorrow night at our consultation event – 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the School Assembly Hall. During this event, we will give you an update on the progress we have made in responding to our recent school inspection. We will also explain how we will continue to take this forward through our School Improvement Plan for session 2024-25. You will then have an opportunity to ask questions, add anything we may have missed or put forward suggestions and feedback.

Sports Day

I am also looking forward to Sports Day which takes place next Tuesday, 25th June. This will be a great way to finish the term, bringing everyone together and raising the spirits, with some fun and healthy competition.

Finally, a summary of all this year’s wider achievement, including last week’s Open Mic and Drone Competition, will be captured and shared through our Summer Newsletter. This is due to be published before the end of term (but may run into the first few days of the holiday).

Please note, the school will close for the summer holidays at 12:00 noon on Friday 28th June, and I wish everyone a restful and enjoyable break.

I look forward to seeing students return safe and well on Wednesday 14th August.


Thanks and best wishes


Stephen Rafferty


Head Teacher