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.

#DeterminedHappySuccessful

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

Parent Council Meeting

Dear Parents and Carers,
The next meeting of the Parent Council due to take place on Tuesday, 5th April has been postponed until after the Easter break.  Further information to follow regarding dates.
Thank you,
Allyson Dobson

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