Headteacher’s Update 26.03.21

Dear Parent/Carer,

Once again, I hope this email and update finds you are your family well.


I attach the most recent Scottish Government Guidance that was published this week. It’s a lengthy document but we had a request from a parent to make Guidance more accessible at strategic times rather than it being filed in the website in a place that is inaccessible.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools

We are in regular dialogue with NHS Lothian/CEC and if there are positive cases as more pupils return to school, we will inform you via text message and via the website as before.

Full return to school – Tuesday  20th April 2021

You may be aware of recent Scot Gov announcements that schools will return on Monday 12th April. Please be aware that this is inaccurate and does not reflect the Easter holiday pattern in Edinburgh. As we approach Tuesday 20th April and return to a version of ‘normal’ I would ask that you continue to support us by ensuring  your son/daughter is

  1. On time each day
  2. In school uniform

These two measures will enable us get on with the ‘business’ of teaching and learning and avoid unnecessary COVID disruption. As always, I’m grateful for your support as parents and carers.

Easter School (S4,S5 and S6 only) – Monday 12th April – Thursday 15th April 2021

Over the last 4 years, our staff have gone above and beyond to offer Easter School provision for those working toward National Qualifications. This year, despite the increased workload and pressures they have faced, they have once again ‘pulled’ together to offer fantastic Easter School provision. You’ll see from the programme that there are COVID protocols that have to be adhered to and I would ask you to spend a few moments ensuring your son/daughter is aware of them. 

Easter school 2021

Easter Break

Finally, just a reminder of Easter Break dates for this year

Friday 2nd April – Easter break begins

Monday 19th April – Easter break ends

Best wishes

David Young


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