Construction apprenticeships in Joinery, Bricklaying and Roofing

At P&M Sinclair have apprentice opportunities in bricklaying, joinery and roofing for programmes starting in August 2022.

Our candidate preference would be S5/6 year leavers with minimum six passes at National 4.  We may also consider 4th year leavers with predicted achievement, based on teacher estimates and recommendations, of minimum six passes at National 4.

Please see below a link to give further information and find attached an application form.

Closing date is Friday 13th May.

Celebrating Achievement – Ava Marko, 1L1

Congratulations to Ava Marko, 1L1, who competed over five days at Tollcross swimming pool at the Scottish national age group swimming championships with her swim team, East Lothian.  Ava made several finals placing 5th, 9th, 10th and in one event won silver making Ava the 2nd fastest 12 year old in 50m butterfly in Scotland.  Ava along with Anna Lawson competed in a relay and secured gold making them the fastest relay in the age 12-13 year old in Scotland. Ava works very hard, training six days a week and several mornings before she starts school.


Supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent C&YP

A new service supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent C&YP in Edinburgh has been introduced. It is a partnership project between Barnardo’s, Tailor Ed Foundation (5-16) and Number 6 (16-24) and CAMHS. There will be groups and some individual support on developing awareness/understanding, insight, and identity, and looking after wellbeing. This has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council Community Mental Health Funding

Families who feel they may benefit from the service should be encouraged to self refer:

Barnardo’s are operating a triage service, providing emotional support, practical strategies and signposting to help get C&YP to the right service for them. Young people and/or their parents can simply get in touch by email or come along to one of their community drop ins (see website for dates).

Update issued on behalf of Fiona Robertson, Executive Director Children, Young People & Partnerships

Issued on behalf of Fiona Robertson, Executive Director Children, Young People & Partnerships

Further to Education Appointment Committee held on 07 April 2022, we are delighted to announce that Ms Emma Ormerod, currently Depute Headteacher, Musselburgh Grammar School has been appointed to the post of Headteacher, Dalkeith High School and will take up this position in August 2022, subject to pre-employment checks.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms Ormerod to Dalkeith High School and the wider Midlothian Council learning community.

Fiona Robertson

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 8 April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
As we approach the Easter break I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the term.  We have faced extremely challenging times of late due to Covid related staff absences and I fully appreciate the impact that this disruption will have had on learners.  Families of pupils in S1, 2 and 3  have been very understanding of the need to protect time for our senior pupils heading into SQA exams and I know that those pupils are very grateful for this support.
Pupils and staff have worked extremely hard under difficult circumstances throughout the session.  It is now time to have a rest, refresh and recharge. Senior pupils will have exams to face on their return and it is important that the correct balance is struck between wellbeing and revising for exams during the break.
I wish all in our school community a happy and relaxing Easter break.  I look forward to welcoming all pupils back into the building on Monday, 25th April.  Exam leave for senior pupils begins at the end of the first week back.
With very best wishes,
Allyson Dobson

Celebrating Achievement – Bethan May, 3D1

Congratulations to Bethan May, 3D1. After successfully auditioning, she has been invited to train with Edinburgh Festival Ballet as part of their associate programme after Easter. An amazing achievement and a wonderful opportunity in recognition of all your hard work.


Urgent Update from the Headteacher – Tuesday 5 April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
Due to the ongoing situation regarding staff absences, and the final SQA practical exams that are taking place this week, the following arrangements for remote learning will apply.
S1 move to remote learning, return to school on Thursday
S2 move to remote learning, return to school on Friday
S3 move to remote learning, return to school after Easter break
I would like to thank you for your ongoing support.
Allyson Dobson