Headteacher’s Update 01.04.21

Dear Parent/Carer

As we approach the Easter break, I wanted to express my thanks to you for your support and understanding over the last few weeks. I’ll make this update as brief as I can knowing that next term will likely bring a number of new challenges and possibly (hopefully not!) more disruption to what has already been an unprecedented school session.


In the event that you are contacted by NHS during Easter break it might be useful for you son daughter to keep a note of close contacts from yesterday and today. These will only be the names of their peers who they socialise with as all pupils are 2m socially distanced in classes and therefore not a close contact*

Term starts on Tuesday 20th April and I anticipate that the Scottish Government will revoke to 2m social distancing rule and therefore we will revert to our pre-January Lockdown COVID timetable with staggered lunches and finishes. You can find all the details on starts and finishes our website from w/b Monday 12th April.

Easter School – Monday 12th -Thursday 15th April (S4,S5 and S6 only)

Easter school provision is available on the dates above. All details can be found here Easter School 2021

Particular attention should be paid to bullet point 4 on page 1 of the document


I have already sent a text message to all parents and carers this week and would ask that you support the school with our approaches to have no pupil in ripped jeans from Tuesday 19th April.

SQA Alternative Certification Model (ACM) – S4,S5 and S6 only

This will dominate next term and I would ask that you spend a few moments with your son/daughter going over our newly published assessment calendar. Specifically, I would ask that you check that your son daughter is aware of which subjects they have assessments in and when they are in the calendar. This will help them prepare appropriately for school based assessments.

All details can be found in the website under SQA ACM

Assessment Calendar 2021
Assessment Calendar 2021 PDF

Dates for you diary

Monday 3rd May – Bank Holiday

Tuesday 4th May – Inservice day

Wednesday 5th May – S4,S5 and S6 Parents Evening

Monday 24th May – Bank Holiday

Tuesday 25th May – Additional Assessment day  1 -SQA

Wednesday 9th June – Additional Assessment day 2 -SQA

Best wishes

David Young