Update from the Headteacher 23 April 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Following the cancellation of the 2020 exam diet, I fully understand that this is an uncertain time for young people who have worked hard throughout the year and, with their parents/carers, are worried about what the current situation now means for them and their future.

At the request of the Deputy First Minister, SQA have been asked to develop an alternative certification model for this year based on three broad principles:

Fairness to all learners

Safe and secure certification of qualifications

Maintaining the integrity and credibility of the qualifications system, so ensuring that standards are maintained

I have attached information regarding the procedures that will be used by SQA.  I hope that you will find this information useful.

SQA Procedures May 2020 parents_carers

Rest assured that our teachers have a wealth of evidence to draw upon in order to make an accurate professional judgement of what your young person is capable of achieving. Dalkeith High School is absolutely committed to getting this right so that the hard work of our pupils can be properly recognised and accredited by SQA following this robust process.

Kind regards,

Allyson Dobson