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Letter from Head of Schools and Lifelong Learning to all parents and carers - 29th May, 2020

Dear Parent/Carer, I would firstly like to express my gratitude to all our children and young people for their understanding and fortitude during this unprecedented emergency. It must never be underestimated the disruption young people have endured as well as the additional burdens placed on families during this time. Following the First Minister’s announcement last […]

Head Teacher update Friday 29th May 2020 - 29th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. I want to start by saying an official farewell to our wonderful S6, and to express my sadness and sympathy that their time at Craigmount has ended this unusual way.  This key transition, and all the usual rites of passage associated with it ,like prom, have not been […]

Head Teacher update Thursday 28th May 2020 - 28th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. I also want to flag up the Wellbeing Wednesday updates sent to all parents and carers yesterday. As you can see, your feedback is being used to help us refine the online learning. Please continue to ask your young people to contact the House team if any support […]

Head Teacher update Wednesday 27th May 2020 - 27th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. As always on Wellbeing Wednesdays I want to promote the activities of our five House teams, who are encouraging wellbeing activity. Today the House teams will also share a link for a short film the staff made recently which they want to share with students. We hope you […]

Head Teacher update Tuesday 26th May 2020 - 26th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. I want to start by thanking Calum and Aina in the new S6 for delivering the first ever “Craigietalks”. This initiative was planned after they took part in a senor student conference for all Scotland’s schools early this year. They returned with the idea of seniors offering supportive […]

Head Teacher update Monday 25th May 2020 - 25th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. I also hope you had a good weekend, despite the unseasonal weather. I want to focus on one thing in today’s post, the recent announcements for teachers to return to schools in June, and the planned openings for students in August. The links below contain the details. Key […]

Head Teacher update Friday 22nd May 2020 - 22nd May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. Thanks to those of you who have already completed the two-question survey shared in a link by Mrs Coull on the DHT update on Wednesday. Your feedback is really valued and helpful to us with the on-going development of wellbeing strategies and online learning. House teams have also […]

Head Teacher Update – Thursday, 21st May 2020 - 21st May, 2020

Dear parents/Carers I hope you are well. I also hope you have received and have now read the detailed DHT updates email sent yesterday afternoon. Mrs Coull’s wellbeing update also included a survey to help us with the on-going development of wellbeing and remote learning and it would be very helpful if you could take  […]

Head Teacher update Wednesday 20th May 2020 - 20th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. There will be the usual Wednesday DHT email update this afternoon so this morning all I want to share is that this is Mental Health Awareness Week. House Teams are promoting activities around this with students. Following on from the information I posted from Pupil Support Leaders last […]

Head Teacher update Tuesday 19th May 2020 - 19th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well and had a good May weekend. Our online learning resumes this morning. Please share with our young people that staff are very pleased with engagement since the change of timetable. This week it would be great if we could ensure all students accessed work and made contact with […]

Head Teacher update Friday 15th May 2020 - 15th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers In addition to this daily post, I intend to email all parents and carers with a more detailed communication later today. This will allow me to share some observations and update you in more detail on a number of areas. However, I do want to share some news from our House Teams in […]

Head Teachers Update 14th May 2020 - 14th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well, and have now received the DHT update letter sent yesterday. This was quite detailed so for this morning I have no further updates. I have pasted below a report from Mr Gray on developments in Social Subjects. Faculty update from Mr Gray ( CL Social Subjects) “Since coming […]

Head Teacher update Wednesday 13th May 2020 - 13th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. Today is National Numeracy Day so I have shared below a link from Mrs Blair (CL Maths) and our staff numeracy working group. The link is also on the remote learning page. This is an optional and extra suggestion for any students interested in exploring the activities on […]

Head Teacher update Tuesday 12th May 2020 - 12th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are safe and well. The shift to the new time-table took place as planned yesterday. Reports from faculties tell me that our senior students were engaging well with the work being set for new courses. New Teams for the new courses have also been set up, and any glitches being […]

Head Teacher update Monday 11th May 2020 - 11th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you remain well and had a good May weekend. This week we start the next phase of the school closure with the shift to the new timetable. This won’t have the same dramatic impact as when we are  in school, with everyone being issued new timetables and meeting their new teachers. […]

Head Teacher update Thursday 7th May 2020 - 7th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you remain safe and well, and have now received the detailed update email from our three Depute Head Teachers sent yesterday afternoon. This email contained details of the wellbeing initiatives being co-ordinated by our House Teams and the latest information from Mrs Urquhart on the change of time-table next week. I […]

Head Teacher update Wednesday 6th May 2020 - 6th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are safe and well, especially those who continue to work as key workers. The staff working in the Key Worker HUB yesterday reported positively on being able to help at this time, though given that the groups supervised are mixed across schools and sector, I think looking after P2-6 students […]

Head Teacher update Tuesday 5th May 2020 - 5th May, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are safe and well. Online learning resumed again this morning following the in-service day yesterday. One of the key priorities for staff yesterday was to further develop skills in this area using the online training available. Today a number of staff are also involved in organising and delivering food parcels […]