Head Teacher Update 19/10/20

Dear Parents and Students

Many thanks to staff, students and parents for their hard work, in the toughest of circumstances,  during this first half term. Thank you to our staff for digging deep, and for being flexible and creative whilst working under extremely demanding conditions. Special thanks to our students for maintaining a positive outlook and supporting us to lead their learning and to keep everyone safe, despite the uncertainty around what the year ahead might look like. Thank you to our parents for the great support and encouragement you have given, for sending the young people off in the morning with the right equipment for the right week, and for making sure they have a face-covering.

Show Racism the Red Card and Black History Month

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Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin

Please click on the link below to access information and the latest career opportunities for our young people in Edinburgh. You can keep up to date with all the latest information regarding career opportunities in our Pupil Support Leaders section of the Web Site.

Edinburgh Guarantee Schools Bulletin

The URL for the new Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities website is www.edinburghguarantee.org

 

Head Teacher Update 6/10/20

Dear Parent

It has been a couple of weeks since my last update and things have continued to move quickly in the wrong direction with regard to the suppression of COVID-19 and the impact this is having on all of our lives. It may well be the case that this update is superseded by events over the next few days.

Black History Month

October is Black History Month and our Equalities Group are leading the celebrations and raising of awareness. (more…)

P7 Virtual Information Open Afternoon

It is at this time of the year that we, the staff at Forrester High School open our doors and invite the parents and young people looking to join us in the next school session, August 2021, to have a tour of the school, meet the staff and get an opportunity to see our school in action.  Unfortunately our “new normal” Covid world does not permit us to do this, so instead we are inviting you to join us in a virtual tour.  Please take some time to “visit” our departments, meet some staff, hear about the courses and opportunities and on offer, as well as hear first hand from some of our brilliant young people happy to share their experiences.

If you click on this link, https://sway.office.com/zaTsTMNH6Yf3kYCh?ref=Link then press play, you will be expertly guided through the school, with visits into all the departments as you go.

Please complete the short questionnaire at the end so we can be sure all of your questions are answered.  We are more than happy for you to get in touch with us by emailing us via the school main office Admin@forrester.edin.sch.uk should you wish to discuss any matters in more detail. 

On behalf of all the staff at Forrester High School, we look forward to meeting you all in person very soon.

UCAS Guide – applying to University

Please click on the link below to access an extremely useful resource for parents of students applying to University. The guide has been written by one of the Parent Council members at James Gillespie’s High School and they are happy to share for the benefit of others. 

UCAS Guide – getting into University, a guide for parents

Head Teacher Update 18 September 2020

Dear Parent

The first holiday of the term is upon us already, and staff and students are looking forward to a well-earned long weekend. There is no doubt that working in the way we are at the moment is exhausting and the energy levels are lower than we would normally see at this time of year. Please find a brief update below. (more…)