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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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