Update from the Headteacher 25 March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,
I hope that everyone in the family is well and that you are all finding ways to fill the hours while you are staying at home.
The campus remains open to offer care for the children of key workers employed in the health service and other vital industries.  I am very grateful to the staff who are looking after the young people who are using the ‘hub’ facility and providing them with a calm, reassuring environment at a time of uncertainty.  There are, of course, lots of engaging learning experiences taking place, and an opportunity for young people to form positive relationships with others in the school community that they may not have known up until now.
Online learning through Show My Homework seems to be going relatively smoothly.  Mr Gordon is available to assist with any difficulties you may encounter; the best way to contact him is being emailing the school using the email address on the school website.  Learning materials are also available on the website.
We have now received information from SQA which we posted on Twitter and Facebook yesterday evening.  I have attached the statement that came from SQA and have summarised the main points below:
The main points are as follows:

 

  • Only Nat 5 Coursework already submitted to SQA by the 18th March will be marked by SQA
  • Other Nat 5 Coursework plus all Higher & AH coursework due to be picked up in April & May is not to be submitted by Centres
  • Centres will be asked to provide Estimates to SQA which will inform certification – completed coursework not being sent to SQA can still be considered as part of a suite of evidence when deciding on estimates

 

I do believe that this is the only action that is available to the SQA in the current unprecedented times.
I will continue to update you on matters as they arise but in the meantime I hope you and the family to stay safe and well.
With very best wishes,
Allyson Dobson