I intend to send a daily update for parents and carers as we work our way through this unprecedented situation. At the moment I have no more I can update you on since my last email to parents on Friday afternoon. This is on the website. However, I thought it worth sharing a few points after the emails and briefings I have been involved in this morning, just to help allay understandable anxieties as much as possible.
- Staff teams are working online to develop this new online way of working.
- I am also liaising with City of Edinburgh as a number of our staff have come forward as volunteers to support key workers and vulnerable young people. I don’t yet know how this is going to look. A team at the centre is working on this.
- SQA. I imagine this will be the main cause of anxiety for senior school parents. I understand this. It is a key concern for us too. We can’t offer any specific further advice at the moment on how things will be managed. This needs to be clarified at National level and guided by SQA. As soon as I have clearer guidance, I will communicate this to you. We are very aware of all the complications around the situation. As I said on Friday, we cannot say any more right now. Thanks for your patience.