Headteacher’s Update 05.02.21

Dear Parent/Carer,

First of all thank you to all the parents who attended the online webinars this week. Secondly an apology to all S1 parents/cares who tried but who could not connect on Monday 1st February- we’ll reschedule this after the February Break. The feedback we received was generally very positive with parents asking some really insightful questions and we will take them forward into next term. We will also reschedule another round of parent online engagement evenings prior to Easter break with a view to increasing participation and sharing information. My vision is to have all pupils with 1-1 devices by June 2021 and this increases the potential for new ways to lead and connect with you and I hope that online parental engagement and meetings can be conducted this way in the future.

As we continue to adjust to the uncertainty and ongoing demands of COVID, as of Friday 5th February here’s what I know: Online learning will continue for a while longer, a phased return to school for Senior Pupils (practical subjects only) is imminent, a testing programme for asymptomatic staff is on the horizon and we can fully expect in school protocols and risk mitigations to be more intense to suppress the virus. As always we will need your continued support to ensure the pupils return to school safely and I would ask that you keep a weather eye on our website from Monday 15th February (we will of course send a text message to you with all our reminders).

In the meantime, keep your own well-being intact and stay safe.

Best wishes

David Young