Important Message!

20 January 2022

Due to an issue with the supply of water to the school Campus and the surrounding area, all pupils will be sent home at 12.45pm today. School buses have been rearranged. Further updates to follow.

Employment and Training Opportunities

Magic Circle Law Firm Linklaters Industry Insight Event

Wednesday 26th January from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Are you interested in a career in law ?

We will be given a general introduction to the company with the main focus of the event to discuss their Making Links competition. You will hear more about this during the session but briefly the competition gives you a chance to personally win £1,250, your school £3,000 as well as be a part of their Making Links Discovery programme which is an 18-month long work experience opportunity.

To sign up for the event click on the following link:

Scot JCB

Scot JCB are currently recruiting for their Apprenticeship programme starting in Summer 2022 (they have sites in Edinburgh)!

As part of the apprenticeship, apprentices will gain an SVQ Level 2/3 in Plant Maintenance.

More information can be found here:

FREE Online Sound Production Courses

Pupils will learn a host of useful skills and gain knowledge that will help them in home recording and enable them to continue with their further study in Sound Production. The course starts Saturday 5th February and ends Sunday 13th March, it is completely free for everyone aged 14 or over and living in Scotland. Find Out More

Many thanks.


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 14 January 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
Happy New Year and welcome to our first weekly newsletter of 2022.  I do hope that you enjoyed some time with your families over the festive season.  Perhaps more importantly, I hope that all in the family kept good health.
Please see attached the newsletter and two accompanying documents.  One of the documents is a letter from me regarding my intention to retire in the summer of 2022.
I look forward to continuing to communicate with you throughout the course of this term.
Download: Letter from HT
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

NHS Live Virtual Work Experience Programme

This programme is tailored to students in 10-13 or S3-S6 year groups and interested in the following careers:

Occupational Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
and Pharmacy!

Applications for the NHS Virtual Work Experience programme are now open, and they will be open throughout this academic year, with the next session taking place on the 6th February! Please forward these details to your interested students so they can participate in the monthly virtual work experience days. This is suitable for students in 10-13 or S3-S6 year groups.

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through
teaching. This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different. Students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.

Students will also receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Those that complete the entire 6-month programme will be awarded with Highly Commended References too. Students can register individually through the website link below. Places are £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day. Schools can also register groups online.

You can learn more and your students can register for the programme here:

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator