We are approaching the mid-term break of our 1st term back in school since school buildings closed in March 2020.
It has been fabulous to welcome everyone back into school, with all staff working incredibly hard to ensure the start of this school year is memorable for all the right reasons.
As you know, we have focused our return to school on utilising the natural, nurturing abilities of our staff to support the physical and mental health & wellbeing of the children.
The school improvement plan outlines the priorities we have identified for this session. The full version can be accessed here; School Improvement Plan 2020/21 . An abbreviated version can be accessed here; School Improvement Plan 2020/21
More information on nurture, recovery & reconnection can be found on the website developed by East Lothian Council; Nurture, Recovery & Reconnection in Schools
East Lothian Council have composed a number of information leaflets that are aimed at supporting a variety of needs at this time. Please click the appropriate link to access the advice you require.
Information for parents
COVID 19 – Bereavement
Bereavement – developmental age and understanding
Bereavement – parent guidance
This letter was distributed from East Lothian Council and informs of the decision from Scottish Government to close schools to pupils after Friday 20th March.
In the January newsletter I explained that our approach to home learning would be adapted in February.
P1 & 2 will continue to receive their tasks as they have done since the beginning of this academic session. Primary 3 – 7 will receive their literacy & numeracy activities through their Google drive; engagement with theses activities will be at the discretion of children and families. These adapted tasks will be available from today.
I hope that the amendments that have been made will now allow children & families to access their home learning tasks at a time that is convenient to personal circumstances.