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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. If you have any questions, please send them through the school admin box as requested rather than to  individual Curriculum Leaders. Mrs Urquhart will then respond, as she is leading on all the SQA matters. Thanks.

This morning, a team of volunteer staff attended school in order to support the children of key workers. I want to thank the staff for providing this vital service which supports key workers, in particular those working in the NHS. We are proud to be able to help at this challenging time.  All of the communication with parents around this was managed from the centre after parents used the form the centre provided for those parents/carers eligible for this support. Only schools who are part of the wave of schools (PPP1 & 2) opened in 2004 and 2010 are part of this initiative. I want to thank the team of staff involved, and the senior team for managing the planning of this with a very short timescale to put it in place. The categories for Key Worker status are on the council website, and can be found using this link Key Worker Flow Chart  The categories are being adhered to strictly. Tomorrow, these HUB schools, as they are being called, will also receive other key worker children and young people from non-PPP schools in their locality.  These will include some primary school pupils. Consequently, please be aware, our extended staff team are now also responding to another situational pressure, as well as continuing to develop the online support.

Our House Teams have also been in touch with a number of students this week to offer support. Our partner supporters are also doing this. We will evolve and develop this support over the coming weeks.

Best wishes

T Rae

Head Teacher ori