Update from the Headteacher – Wednesday 17 June 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Today I would like to pick up on a few questions that we have received from you.  Although emails from individual families have been responded to directly, the information below may be of use more widely and will hopefully clarify any uncertainty.

I am sorry if my email regarding the supply of stationery has caused any confusion.  Pupils will be supplied with jotters by the school and they will be expected to bring them when they attend for in-school learning.  There is no expectation that families should purchase jotters themselves. Pencils cases containing basic equipment should be brought to school by pupils.  However, the school is able to provide pencil cases to any pupils who may require this support.  Please let me know by email if you would like us to help in this way.

We have had a few phone calls about SQA certificates received by some pupils in recent days.  Please be assured these are not their full exam results; these are due to be issued on 4th August.  These certificates are due to a particular type of award being achieved e.g. Photography at Level 45.  Certificates for such awards are sent out at various points during the session.  Certificates do also list unit results for other courses but these will be converted to National Qualifications in August.

Information from SQA regarding assessment procedures for the new session has yet to be confirmed. I must reiterate how important it is for senior phase pupils to continue to engage with at-home learning until the end of term to allow for a positive start to their new courses.

Although we are still awaiting refunds from travel/insurance companies for cancelled trips, we will endeavour to fully reimburse all families by the end of term.  I thank you for your patience in this respect.

I do hope that the above information is helpful.

Kind regards,

Allyson Dobson