Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Statutory Consultation – New Non-Denominational Primary School

Information can be accessed via the link below. Copies of the full consultation paper, which must be kept at the school, are available from the school office.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Changes to Staffing in Mathematics

11 January 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

Changes to Staffing in Mathematics

You may be aware that there have recently been changes to our staffing in the Maths Department. Whilst this is never ideal, especially midway through an academic session, please be assured we are doing all we can to continue to offer a high quality learning experience in this subject.

Mr Hamish Davidson joined the Department on Monday 9 January and he will be with us until at least the end of the summer term.  Mr Alan Koturbasz will be joining later on Monday 30 January and will be with us initially for a 12-month period.

Both Mr Davidson and Mr Koturbasz are experienced teachers and I am confident they will build on the work of the department and deliver a very positive learning experience for our learners.

Until Mr Koturbasz joins us, Mrs Justine Haddow, a Maths specialist, who works in our Support for Learning Team, will help out in the interim teaching S1-3 Maths classes. There will be 2 periods per week where we cannot provide a Maths specialist, one period for S1 and 1 period for S2 until 30 January. However, arrangements are in place to ensure that no single class will experience an extended time without specialist teaching input.

Should you wish to discuss any matter further, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Pupil Support Leader in the first instance or alternatively you can address any matters to me.

Yours sincerely

Ross Hunter
Head Teacher

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Expressive Arts Show

Course Choice 2017/18 – Course Information Evening

All pupils in S2, S3, S4 & S5 will soon be choosing their courses for next year. In order to launch this process you are invited to a Course Information Evening for parents on Wednesday 18th January.

The purpose of this evening is to launch the course option form and the new course choice information booklet. We will also provide an opportunity to gather more information regarding the option choice process and national qualifications. There will also be an opportunity for our Partner Agencies to discuss the numerous pathways available to all pupils beyond school.

The format of the evening is planned as follows:

Doors open
Welcome and introduction - Mr Hunter, Head Teacher
Presentation on course choice process - Mr Hutchison, Depute Head Teacher
Opportunity to browse the coursing marketplace
End of evening

A large part of the evening will be given over to an opportunity to browse the coursing marketplace. This will be staffed by subject specialists, allowing parents to ask detailed questions on courses being offered and potential progression pathways in the subjects.

We will be joined by representatives from Skills Development Scotland, Edinburgh College, LEAPS and other business partners who will be available to answer any questions in their specialist areas.

Course choice is a very important time for all pupils and I do hope that you can join us for this evening. Working together we can provide the maximum support for all pupils in choosing the most appropriate pathways towards their future.