Guidance support during school closure

Your wellbeing is always important to us and the pupil support team are here to support you during this unusual and difficult time.

Your guidance teacher will be available for support via:

  1. Edubuzz email (addresses below)
  2. ‘Live’ Google chat (times below)

In line with the school’s safeguarding and Child Protection guidelines there may be times where information that is communicated online, or in person, may need to be shared with others.

If there is a significant concern that someone is at risk of harm then this information must be shared.

Information may be shared with:

  • Other school staff including the Senior Leadership Team
  • Parents / Carers
  • Other organisations such as Health, Social Work or the Police.

Edubuzz email:

You can contact your guidance teacher by email. Their address is below.

Emails will not be monitored at all times, but staff will check them throughout the normal school hours (Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 3:25 and Friday 08:30 – 12:15).

Please note, emails will not be checked or responded to beyond these times, e.g. evenings or weekends.


Caird House:

  • Mr Valentine: nvalentine@edubuzz.orgcurrently available – Monday – Friday – phone number: 07934 915815
  • Mrs Wilkinson: jwilkinson@edubuzz.orgcurrently available – Monday – Thursday – phone number: 07395944556
  • Ms Scott-Thomas: – currently available – Friday – phone number: 07856 973567

Grange House:

  • Mr Gray: mattgray@edubuzz.orgcurrently available – Monday – Friday – phone number: 07561654948
  • Mrs Jardine: ejardine@edubuzz.orgcurrently available – Monday – Friday – phone number: 07511 304615

Moray House:

  • Mr Jarvie: ijarvie@edubuzz.orgcurrently available – Monday – Friday – phone number: 07934916591
  • Mr O’Connor: moconnor@edubuzz.orgcurrently available – Monday – Friday – phone number: 07395 944084

Inclusion support:

  • Mr Ferrie: sferrie@edubuzz.orgcurrently available – Monday – Friday – phone number: 07934 915821


‘Live’ Google chat:

Via your Edubuzz account you can have a live online chat to discuss worries or concerns with your guidance teacher at certain times.

Google chat allows you to type to your Guidance teacher and receive a ‘real time’ response.

Staff will usually be available at the following times:

  • Monday: 11:00 – 12:30
  • Wednesday: 1:50 – 3:20
  • Friday: 10:45 – 12:15


Welcome to the Guidance Department!

Here are some helpful tips for working at home during the Coronavirus incident.

Guidance for parents and carers in the event of school closure due to Coronovirus

It is very important to maintain structure and routine for your child while schools are closed. The following 10 tips may help you to maintain your child’s health and well-being.

  1. Your child will be learning from your response to the current situation. Seeing you staying calm and resilient will be crucial to helping them cope with the circumstances.
  2. Set up times for getting up and going to bed for your child.
  3. Have regular times for meals.
  4. Build in time for fresh air and exercise as far as this is possible.
  5. Structure your child’s day so that they have a variety of activities and break times.
  6. Create a menu of activities and share these with your child at night so that you and your child know what is happening the next day.
  7. Review the day’s activities and talk about what your kids have done. A sense of accomplishment is important for kids.
  8. Make Monday to Friday different from the weekend
  9. Decide when and for how long your child will have access to electronic devices and for what purpose.
  10. Maintain contact with friends and family through technology.


The directory of East Lothian Services has lots of useful contacts.

Directory of Services – East Lothian