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School return planning

Staged Return

WEDNESDAY 12 August: S1/ S5/ S6

THURSDAY 13 August : S1/S4

FRIDAY 14 August: S2/S3/S5/S6

From Monday 17th we will welcome all back to school on their new timetables.

Information Update – Schools reopening in August

SQA Exam Result Arrangements

Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Results Helpline

Results Helpline offering support across Scotland
Thousands of young people can access dedicated support when
Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Results Helpline opens on
Tuesday 4 August.
The free* helpline from Scotland’s career service offers advice,
information and guidance for young people and their parents from 8am
on results day.
Around 138,000 candidates across the country will receive their results.
James Russell, SDS Director of Career Information, Advice & Guidance
Operations, said: “If your results aren’t what you expected, don’t panic,
you have lots of options.
“This is an unprecedented year with the cancellation of exams and we
understand that may cause more worry than normal. Our advisers are
here to help you and your parents and carers with information on all the
options and opportunities on offer.”
The dedicated Results Helpline will open Tuesday 4 and Wednesday
5 Aug, 8am to 8pm, Thursday 6, Friday 7, Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and
Wednesday 12 Aug, 9am to 5pm
The number to call is 0808 100 8000.
SDS advisers are at the end of the phone to help young people and
their parents and carers.
The skilled professionals have access to information on course
vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing,
advice about Modern, Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships and
jobs, volunteering or staying on at school.
To get in touch with the helpline via social media go to My World of
Work on Facebook at Facebook.com/myworldofwork
Parents and carers can also head over to mykidscareer.com for
information on jobs in demand in Scotland and tips on handling career
conversations at results time.
*operator charges may apply

Return to School – update 30 July

Dear parent/ carer,

We have just received the updated guidance on the re-opening of schools to all pupils in August. We will be in touch as soon as we have had the opportunity to consider the details of this guidance, what it means to allow us to ensure the safe return of our pupils and staff and the range of arrangements we now need to put in place in our own secondary school setting.

More information to follow early next week once we are fully aware of local authority advice and how this relates to managing a safe return within our own local context.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

Robert Stewart

Newsletter 24 June 2020

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As a result of the Deputy First Minister’s recent statement to the Parliament and the declared intention for schools to return as much as possible to a normal full time timetable in August, the proposed blended learning timetables have been sent out to all S1-S6 pupils for reference only at this stage. Original timetables based on a full time return in August will be issued to pupils on their first day back with us.
Once the finer details of the ministerial statement have been discussed and the implications for how we operate safely in August have been clarified I will issue further correspondence in due course.
Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding. The video link below is our sign off to you all- please note that my concluding comments about welcoming all back to blended learning in August has now been overtaken by events 🙂
Take good care
Robert

Pupil Leadership 2020/21

New S6 pupils will receive a letter soon introducing this year’s pupil leadership process. Further information is in the booklet below.

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