Head Teacher Update 26/9/21

Dear Parents and Students

It has been some time since my last update and, although life in the outside world seems to be returning to somewhere near normal, COVID is continuing to put considerable pressure on our school operations. With increased case numbers and associated staffing issues, the last three weeks have been as challenging as any during the course of the Global Pandemic. Nevertheless, our staff and young people continue to be determined to make the best of things.

I am writing today with some update regarding:

  • Extra-curricular activities and clubs
  • European Day of Languages
  • Our new Senior Team,
  • National Qualifications
  • Going out for Lunch

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Head Teacher Update 29/8/2021

Dear Parents and Students

I am writing to give a few short pieces of update and to report back about our start to the term – I can’t believe we are already at the end of week 2. All year groups have made a fantastic start back after the summer and our S1 are already settling in to life at Forrester. Our S1 seem like a really nice group, again this year, and I look forward to working with them as they move through the school. (more…)

NHS Vaccination Bus 21st and 22nd August

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Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin

Please see attached this week’s Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin which amalgamates the former Edinburgh Guarantee Schools Bulletin and the Activity Agreements Youth Opportunities Bulletin and is split into the following sections:

  • Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin Jobs
  • Modern Apprenticeships
  • Graduate Apprenticeships
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Programmes, Courses and Training.

At the beginning of the bulletin, there is a list of current vacancies to make it easier for you to search.  There is a link to our Jobs Board where you can see the latest vacancies and sign up for job alerts. The bulletin is also available on the Edinburgh Guarantee website homepage.
It features a variety of entry level jobs and Modern Apprenticeships, some of which require very few qualifications and are suitable for those who are about to leave or have left school.  There are also Graduate Apprenticeships and other alternatives to university.
The Programmes, Courses and Training section contains a range of options available to young people who have left school and are not yet in employment, further education or training.

Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin 17-08-21

Changes to subject coursing for the coming session

Any senior student (S4-6) who would like to discuss a change to their subject coursing for the year ahead can do so on Tuesday morning (17th August) between 8.30-10.30am. Please pop in and see Mr Ennis if you require this. Please also remember to bring a face covering with you and sanitize on arrival.

Head Teacher Update 11/8/21

Dear Parents and Students

It has been a long and, weather-wise, mostly glorious summer. I look forward to welcoming everyone back safely next week and hope that, as things continue to open up, we can all return to our normal routines. I am writing to provide some updated information regarding the return of students to school on the 18th August.

As previously communicated, all students will start the new term next Wednesday. However, some routines will vary slightly for each year group while we continue to apply the safety measures that were in place at the end of last term. (more…)