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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 […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are safe and well. Thank you for completing the digital survey Mrs Coull (DHT) sent out before the holidays, and also again last week. The returns have now been collated and shared with the centre. This information will now contribute to planning for provision around the city.  Mrs Urquhart (DHT) […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are all safe and well. I also hope you found the Depute Head Teacher updates sent by letter yesterday afternoon helpful, and especially Mr Pye’s new table ( on remote learning) based around school values. This table sets out reasonable expectations for staff, parents/carers and learners as we all adapt […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Good morning. I hope you are safe and well. As this is our second Wellbeing Wednesday, please support us by encouraging engagement with the wellbeing activities being shared through our House Teams. There will also be another letter coming out later today which offers an update from our DHTs on key developments in […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Good morning. I hope you and your families remain safe and well. I will be emailing a letter to all parents later today with some key messages so this daily post is brief. Currently there are no new updates or developments from yesterday. I do however want to post some nice work shared […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you all had a safe and relaxing weekend with some walks in the sunshine. Thank you to those of you who have responded to the Digital Access survey Mrs Coull (DHT) put out. There has been a very high return but if you have not yet had a chance to complete […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I want to focus on a couple of aspects of the online learning in this post.  Mr Pye is leading in this area and has now posted  examples of  5-period-day timetables for 1-2 and S3 students on the Remote Learning page of the website. This offers a plan for what a typical day […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you and your families are well. I also hope you have received the detailed email sent yesterday afternoon, which set out some key messages for the term ahead, and included  a number of  links and surveys. I hope the content of the email made it clear that everyone’s priority during this […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope the first day back yesterday went well. We also know how challenging the current situation will be for many families. The Scottish Government has made it clear that as we will now be in this position for the summer term, more support for parents, learners and schools will be forthcoming. Later […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you and your families have remained well over the Easter break, and that you have coped well in the difficult circumstances we are presently facing. Now that the Easter break is over, staff have been catching up with developments since we broke up. This term, we are no longer designated as […]

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Dear Parents/Carers This is a very different update to what I would normally be posting as we head into the Easter break. If anything though, I want to thank everyone in our school community even more for all their efforts and goodwill, and patience, at this incredibly challenging time. Our staff have done a fantastic […]

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After I had posted my update today, a message from SQA arrived. This is on the SQA website under Coronavirus Update. The briefing offers guidance for all schools which we will be digesting tomorrow and following after the holidays.  I understand City of Edinburgh will now be issuing a revised letter tomorrow. https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/70972.html T Rae […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I am going to keep my briefing today to one thing only. A communication has just come in from City of Edinburgh with a statement from a Senior Education Manager on the SQA situation. This will be posted soon on our website. This letter offers a consistent message from the city on expected […]

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I want to start by commending S1-3 students for engaging well with the online tasks being set. Staff have been sharing some of the students’ PowerPoints and posters with me. One particularly excellent piece of work was a menu for a bistro created by an S2 girl for Mrs Hendrie. So well done to all […]

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Dear Parents/Carers Once again I have little by way of major update at this stage. Mr Pye (DHT) has made some updates on the website. The links are pasted below. All families in receipt of Free School Meals should have had a letter by now. Please see the FAQs on Free School Meals on the […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you all had the best weekend possible in the circumstances, and are well. I have little new to update on since Friday. Today, the HUB attendance was increased and the staff volunteer team (including primary colleagues) are settling to the new routines,  and now refining procedures in school. A rota has […]

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Dear Parents/Carers There are no new developments to update on after a very different week for us all, and especially since Monday.  Thank you to those of you who have passed on your thanks and good wishes to the staff for their online efforts. I have shared this with them. I can see lots of […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you are well. Once again today, the main focus of the senior team has been on developing the planning to receive primary pupils from five primary schools tomorrow, not all from our cluster. Craigmount will now be the base which supports these children of eligible key workers. The first hosting of […]

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Dear Parents/Carers I hope you and your families remain well and are coping in these difficult times. Yesterday we posted the SQA advice on the school website as soon as this was received. Mrs Urquhart has also sent a parent email with the key messages for parents. Please read this whole briefing from her carefully. […]

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