Urgent update from the Headteacher – Wednesday 30 March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
Due to the ongoing situation regarding high levels of staff absence, it is again necessary to move to remote learning for some year groups later this week.
Details are given below:
Thursday
S2 remote learning, returning to school on Friday
Friday
S1 remote learning, returning to school on Monday
Thank you for your ongoing support as we move closer to the Easter break.
Allyson Dobson

Huge Easter Law Work Experience with 6 Brands! – Young Professionals

We are kicking off with our Easter Law Work Experience of which we’re going to be joined by 2 Magic Circle firms in Clifford Chance and Linklaters as well as Browne Jacobson, Freeths, Charles Russell Speechlys and specialist legal university the University of Law.

On Monday 11th April from 9:00am – 4:00pm we’re bringing the best of the best legal firms and one of the UK’s top universities for law together for what’s set to provide an immersive and interactive experience of what it’s like working for one of the world’s top legal companies.

You’ll get to hear and learn from senior legal professionals as they take us through a number of practical workshops, activities and presentations.

This is without a doubt the biggest virtual law work experience to be put together for school/college students so if you’re interested in a career in law make sure to take advantage of this opportunity!

This is a tremendous chance to hear from some of the most distinguished law companies whilst getting your foot in the door to key decision-makers at these firms. Get an insight into the life of a legal professional, hear what it takes to thrive and be successful, gain application tips and tricks and ask all your questions to our panel of industry experts.

As it’s a work experience opportunity we’ll also be awarding certificates of completion for you to add to your CV.

Sign up using the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Law-Work-Experience

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

L.Bernard@midlothian.education

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) 2022

Thank you very much to the staff who came along to watch the YPI finals this morning and especially Allyson for her continued support of the YPI program.
All of the S2 presenting today did such a fantastic job that it made the judges decision of who would win the £3000 grant extremely hard. The presentations showed how dedicated each group was with several having raised money for their charity, how much research went into understanding their social issue and charity, as well as creative elements in several presentations including an animation which the Joshua Nolan Foundation will now include on their website when it is developed.
In the end, Beth, Amy, Cerys, Jamie and Isabella in 2B1 secured the £3000 for their charity Liberton Vaulters. They demonstrated in-depth knowledge of their charity, how it benefits people with both their mental health and social skills, and the difficulties the charity faced due to Covid. As a result of the grant, the charity is one step closer to achieving their five year plan of expanding by buying a new horse who can help provide therapy through vaulting and reaching more in need.
Amy Roberts
Teacher of RMPS

Urgent update from the Headteacher – 23 March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Due to ongoing pressures on staffing, the following arrangements for remote learning have been agreed with Midlothian Council senior officers for the remainder of this week.
Thursday – S3 move to remote learning, return to school on Friday
Friday – S1 move to remote learning, return to school on Monday
Staff who would normally be teaching S1 or S3 on those particular days will post learning activities on Google Classroom.
I am hopeful that with us coming to the end of SQA practical exams that the issue may start to ease a little. Fingers crossed!
Thank you in advance of your support.
Allyson Dobson
Headteacher

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 18 March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
Please find below our regular weekly newsletter with lots of important information about our school.
Thank you for your continued forbearance with regards to the need to move to remote learning for some of our younger pupils.  We have experienced high levels of staff absences again this week.  The situation has been compounded by a number of essential SQA practical assessments taking place.  We will continue to do our very best to keep disruption to a minimum as we move towards the Easter break.
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

Celebrating Achievement – Archie Wright, 3M1

Congratulations to Archie Wright in S3, who has landed a role in a local feature film called Dark Devices. This is based on a true story, its a gritty film highlighting online grooming and mental health issues. Filming starts in May 2022.

There is still a chance to sponsor a cast member and see your name or business name on the big screen!

Well done Archie!

Urgent Update from the Headteacher – 15 March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
Due to ongoing issues with high levels of staff absences, and the additional pressure of SQA practical exams taking place for a number of subjects in the senior phase, it is necessary for two year groups to move to remote learning later this week.  Details are noted below.
Thursday – S1 to move to remote learning, back in school on Friday
Friday – S2 to move to remote learning, back in school on Monday
I would like to thank all of our families for their patience and support as we continue to chart our way through this term.
Thank you,
Allyson Dobson