Grieving In Exceptional Times

During this time of isolation some families will experience the death of a loved one. It may be due to COVID-19, or it could be completely unrelated. It is natural to want to protect and shield children from death; however, we need to talk to children to help them feel safer.

Please click on the following links for more information:-

Bereavement 1 – Developmental Age and Understanding

Bereavement 2 – Parent Guidance

Bereavement 3 – Staff Guidance

Bereavement 4 – Staff Wellbeing

Bereavement 5 – COVID 19

24 March SQA Announcement on Higher/Advanced Higher coursework

SQA communication about coursework for National Courses:

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93658.html

The school is not required to submit learner coursework for marking in Higher and Advanced Higher courses.  Any National 5 coursework, due to be uplifted in April and May, will also not be submitted for marking.

Many pupils have already completed their coursework for Higher and Advanced Higher courses. This work will still be used as part of the suite of evidence for teachers to draw on as they consider estimated grades.

We await further details on the process and framework for the estimation of grades, that SQA need to inform certification.

As soon as we have this information we will inform pupils, parents & carers.

As the SQA communication states, coursework for a range of National 5 subjects has already been sent to SQA, and  National 5 coursework markers are being contacted to confirm marking arrangements.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Thnking of College

College as Plan A, B or even C

Are you thinking of leaving school in 4th 5th or 6th year or unsure?
Now is the time to apply to college to secure it as an option just in case your plan A does not work out……
College hopefully will start up after the summer but take the time NOW to apply for this to keep your options open!!!

Please click on the following link for more information

Thinking of College

 

Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom

For any parents who are unsure about exactly what Google Classroom is, this presentation will hopefully prove useful.