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Dear Parents/Carers The Geography exam went smoothly at Tynecastle today. I spent the morning at St Augustine’s assisting with the move. Once again, the staff settled quickly and over the next couple of days the phone lines and printer access will be put in place. S3 were very co-operative and all received a safety briefing […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to report that the English exams have gone to plan today, with both sets of students working in separate exam halls. I commend our students on the way they have adapted and followed the advice and guidelines on the exam process. Our whole staff met at Tynecastle today, and were […]

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Dear Parents/ Carers I have very little to add that is new from yesterday’s post, but feel it is important that you receive daily communication from me given the circumstances we find ourselves in. Tomorrow all staff will be at Tynecastle for the in-service day. I will be thanking them for their fantastic efforts since […]

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Dear Parents Carers I am sure you will all now know that our return to Craigmount will be in August after the summer break. This update was released on the Council Communications page on Friday afternoon. Our planning is now taking into account this new information. Firstly, I am pleased the buses arrived at the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am now pleased to announce that the bus decision has been changed and that from Tuesday 3rd May S1-3 students will now be collected and returned to Craigmount at the following earlier times: The following arrangements are now in place: PICK UP TIME S3 Craigmount to Broughton                       8.40 am S2  Craigmount to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Unfortunately I have to inform you that having been asked yesterday by the council team arranging the bus transport to provide suitable  earlier bus times from next Tuesday 3rd May, I was contacted this afternoon and informed that contrary to what I heard yesterday, this would still not be possible. My request would […]

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My update will be briefer today but I am very pleased to inform you that I have just had confirmation from council staff that the buses for all three S1-3 sites will arrive earlier from Tuesday 3rd May as contracts have been changed. This will mean the school day will start more promptly, something I […]

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Dear Parents/Carers This week we are continuing to review arrangements with council staff and looking to see how things can be improved for S1-3. I am very grateful for the parent support received on trying to improve the bus arrangements to ensure an earlier start for S1-3. I was contacted about this earlier today. Please […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again, thank you for all the support and feedback, including concerns, over the past few weeks. On Friday, I collated the key parental concern themes and incorporated these into my update. Thank you also to Parent Council members who have been so helpful in collating and identifying issues. I will continue to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Now we are at the end of the second week of the school closure disruption, I am very relieved that all Craigmount students are back in classes. Once again, I appreciate your feedback and understanding. Overwhelmingly, you seem to appreciate the challenges this has posed for the team here. I know you will […]

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Dear Parents/Carers You will have seen on the Council website that alternative arrangements for SQA examinations have been announced for students affected by the recent school closures who are sitting exams next month. This means that all students will be sitting their exams in the schools they are currently attending. We are really pleased that Tynecastle will be sharing […]

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Thank you once again for both the positive feedback, and the concerns you are sharing about the current situation. Knowing that so many parents understand the difficult situation we are responding to is a real boost, and I am sharing selected comments in a staff briefing each day. The senior team is also responding to […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I will keep things a little briefer tonight as last night’s post was a bit of an epic! Once again we have had a successful day, with our  fantastic S1-3 now successfully established for the time being at the three new school locations. We are very grateful to our colleagues at these schools […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Please find below all the details for the S1-3 return to school tomorrow (Wednesday 20th April). I have also tried to incorporate certain key details that have come up from parents, and a senior school update. I know you will appreciate that time to respond to individual parent questions has been limited, given […]

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Alternative Timetable Meeting – Ms Lawson   Alternative timetable meeting for London tonight for  Craigmount parents has been postponed and a new venue/date will be confirmed soon?    

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to update you with progress on planning today. Our senior team has now developed an adapted curriculum for all S1-3 students and teams of Craigmount staff will relocate to Broughton (S3) , Darroch (S2)  and Forrester/St Augustine’s (S1)  tomorrow to plan for the pupil start on Wednesday. This will start with […]

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Dear Parents and Carers Now that our S4-5 are located safely and working towards SQA exams at Tynecastle, I am in a position to say more about arrangements for next week, including S1-3. Firstly, I am pleased that we will be located in a school environment. Safety is my number one concern. The three school […]

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Dear Parents/Carers, It has been another very positive day here at Tynecastle High School. All Staff and students continue to be a credit to their respective schools and lessons are in full swing! Transport arrangements with Lothian Buses continues to operate smoothly and I am confident this will improve further once travel routes, bus/walk times […]

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Dear parents/carers The planned temporary relocation of S4-6 to Tynecastle today has gone incredibly well. Both sets of staff and students have been amazing. I am incredibly proud of the way our senior students have responded to a very difficult situation. At assemblies, we briefed students on the situation, and outlined key information on how […]

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Please see the updated message copied below from the Council communication page and note the change (in blue) to the times for collecting bus tokens.  Collecting tokens from 8:00am rather than 8:30am should give S5/6 students enough time to get to Tynecastle for a 9:00am start. Please also note the following: Attendance is expected for […]

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