Composite Class Survey (Primary School)

Dear Parents,

City of Edinburgh Council are consulting with parents, carers, school staff and pupils around our current guidance for selecting pupils for a composite class.

Whilst composite classes are only in primary, we would appreciate feedback from parents of older children who may have experienced a composite whilst in primary.

Composite classes are a normal part of primary school education in Scotland and have become more common. The maximum class size for a composite class is 25 pupils. This applies to all composite classes in Scotland, regardless of the age and number of year groups within the class.

In Edinburgh, when planning composite classes, year groups are not normally be split 3 ways, for example, a P2 year group would not be split into P1/2, P2 and P2/3. A split of P1/2 and P2/3 would be acceptable.

Headteachers are responsible for organising a composite class. Currently in Edinburgh, the main criterion for selecting pupils for a composite class is age – so the oldest pupils from the younger year group will be grouped with the younger children from the older year group. In other words, we use date of birth as our main criterion. Head Teachers may also consider the gender balance of the classes and pupils in each stage.

We invite you to participate in our survey – this can be accessed by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting it into your web browser.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sccompc

The survey will be open until Sunday 26th January 2020.

Senior School Coursing

On Tuesday 4th February 2020, we have a Senior Coursing Evening in our Assembly Hall for all new senior students (those moving into S4, S5 and S6) and their parents:

Current S3 parents / students                                       6.00-7.00pm

Current S4 & S5 parents / students                                7.00-8.00pm

Mr Rafferty, Head Teacher, Mr Ennis, DHT and Mrs Kate MacPhie, PSL will talk about the various courses on offer for our young people moving into the senior school in session 2020/21 and the learning review process about to commence in school. We will also have representation from our Skills Development Scotland (Careers) and Edinburgh College links.

To enable us to plan room arrangements please indicate your intention to attend by booking places via the Parent’s Evening Booking System using the following link:

https://parents-booking.co.uk/forresterschool

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

 

S2 Learning Review Information Evening

On Thursday 16th January 2020, we have a Parents’ Information Evening in our Assembly Hall, 6.00 – 7.00pm.  Mr Rafferty, Head Teacher, Mrs Scott, DHT and Mrs Flannagan Brown, PSL  will talk about the various courses on offer for our young people moving into S3 in session 2020/21 and the learning review process about to commence in school.

This is predominately a parent information evening, with young people being supported through the process in their social education classes and in individual interviews with their PSL teacher, young people are also welcome to attend with their parent(s) should they wish. 

To enable us to plan room arrangements please indicate your intention to attend by booking places via the Parent’s Evening Booking System using the following link: https://www.parents-booking.co.uk/forresterschool

Collection for the community foodbank

This is a particularly tough time of year for collections at foodbanks.  Many donations come in running up to Christmas but not much in the New Year.  Forrester would like all tutor groups to run a collection for January and the Daily Morning Tutor with the most donations will receive a prize.

Let’s make this a month of giving and bring in

  • dried food like pasta and rice
  • tins of soup
  • tins of meat or stew
  • tins of beans or vegetables
  • tins of fruit
  • cereal
  • toilet roll
  • stock cubes
  • UHT milk or juice

Christmas 2019 Newsletter

Wishing all students, parents and staff a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2020!

Please click the link below to view our Christmas Newsletter for this year. 

Forrester High School Christmas Newsletter 2019

A reminder to all students, parents and families that we finish for the Christmas Holidays on Friday 2oth December at 12 noon.
Please note – Students return to school on Thursday 9th January at 8.25am.