Recoursing Requests Following the Publication of Exam Results

Results Day is Tuesday 9 August.  Following the receipt of results, students in S5 and S6 who wish to request course choice changes should contact the school office prior to 15 August to make an appointment with their pupil support leader.  Appointments will then be available, in the first instance, on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August.  Pupils should not assume that they can make appointments after school has started.  The aim is to have recoursing completed by the start of term on Wednesday 17 August.
The school office can be contacted on 0131-654-4701 – if a message is left, someone will return the call.  Alternatively, an email can be sent to: Dalkeith.HS@midlothian.gov.uk

LEAPS Information & Support

LEAPS Summer Support

The LEAPS Team is here all summer! If your LEAPS-eligible students are feeling anxious and want to talk through anything – offers, results, back-up plans, alternative options, S6 subject choices (if moving from S5 into S6), or if they are just unsure and want to chat – we are here and ready to help them. Students can email us at leaps@ed.ac.uk or call us on 07774336265.

LEAPS Results Day Helpline – Tuesday 9th August 2022

We’ll be running a LEAPS Results Day Helpline for LEAPS-eligible students on Tuesday 9th August 2022, should they require any advice – for example with clearing, college options or course choices. (This is aimed primarily at those who were S6 until very recently and are now leaving school, and those who have recently moved from S5 into S6.) It’s likely that we will have an online form on the LEAPS website on Results Day which students can complete to request a call-back from a LEAPS advisor. We’ll be in touch with a reminder and will share details on our website closer to the time.

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

Managing Stress and Worry: Workshops for Young People – (CAMHS Midlothian)

Our NHS colleagues from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are running a two-part workshop for young people, supporting them to manage stress and worry. These sessions focus on helping young people to understand stress and worry and in finding strategies that can help them to manage these feelings.  All secondary school-aged young people are very welcome to join these workshops. The CAMHS team (Kyle, Gemma & Catherine) will deliver these sessions with the opportunity for questions throughout and at the end of the workshop using the Q&A chat function. There is no expectation for attendees to ask questions, they can join and just listen over the hour. Cameras are automatically disabled on Microsoft Teams Live Events so you won’t be on camera during the sessions.

You do not need to register for these workshops, simply join the workshop using the links provided below. Further information can be found on the information sheet attached.

Managing stress and worry: A workshop for young people

Session 1 Understanding stress and worry: Tuesday 7th June 2022

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OGMyNDE1ZjctYTQyYy00ZTgyLWI3N2UtNjNjZGY4ZmNhZjI5%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2210efe0bd-a030-4bca-809c-b5e6745e499a%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d5a12528-0354-4406-aaed-a1ae5a3ed245%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role=a

 

Session 2 Strategies for managing stress: Tuesday 14th June 2022

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NTM2ZjY1ODgtNTEwNS00MzczLWE0MTUtZmMyN2E5NDZhNDg1%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2210efe0bd-a030-4bca-809c-b5e6745e499a%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d5a12528-0354-4406-aaed-a1ae5a3ed245%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role=a

 

Times: 4-5pm

BGE Awards Ceremony – Thursday 9th June at 7pm

The BGE Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 9th June at 7pm. The names of pupils who have been nominated for a prize will be displayed on the windows next to the ballerina on Friday 27th May. All those who have been nominated should report to the school for 6.30pm to register before the ceremony commences at 7pm. Pupils should wear school uniform to this event.
Parents and carers will also have an opportunity to explore an achievement village at the school entrance where pupils’ work from across the faculties will be on display. Fabulous outdoor learning and extra curricular activities that the school offers will also be on display. We very much look forward to welcoming pupils and their families back into the school in person to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our S1-S3 pupils.
Nicola Riddell

Acting Depute Headteacher

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