Update from the Headteacher – Friday 17 June 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
I am delighted to report that the new timetable has started and that pupils are settling well into their new classes.  It was a pleasure to meet our new S1 pupils earlier this week who joined us for their two day transition visit.  The school has once again become the vibrant, busy community that we know and love.
A reminder that term ends on Thursday, 30th June at 1.05pm.
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 20 May 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
A reminder that the next meeting of the Parent Council will take place on Wednesday, 25th May, 7-9pm.  This will be the first in-person meeting of the Parent Council since the start of the pandemic and it would be lovely to have as many people as possible attend.  At the meeting we will be discussing attainment, school improvement planning, review of uniform policy and many other items that will be on interest to all.  Please come along and help to shape the direction of travel for our school.  Tea and coffee will be provided!
Also a quick reminder that school will be closed to pupils on Monday, 23rd May.  SQA exams scheduled to take place on that date will operate as normal.
Best wishes,
Allyson Dobson

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

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.
Wednesday
S1 move to remote learning, return to school on Thursday
Thursday
S2 move to remote learning, return to school on Friday
Friday
S3 move to remote learning, return to school after Easter break
I would like to thank you for your ongoing support.
Allyson Dobson