All posts by Joanne Snedden

Supporting Pupils, Parents and Teachers – Learning During Term 4

Dear Parent/Carer

We have been asked to share Scottish Government guidance on Term 4 with all our families (see below)

It provides some useful insight into a range of key areas affecting learning for students, parents and teachers.

It should be noted that the guidance has a particular focus on the ‘Glow’ digital platform, which we do not use widely in East Lothian. Instead, we use Google Classroom. It is also worth noting that much of the guidance is specifically for teachers, and need not be read by parents/carers.

It will take some time for all East Lothian schools to interpret and implement the content of this document, but please be assured we are well on the way to meeting the recommendations, and I will keep you posted with further information as we move through this term.

Best wishes to you all

Gavin Clark

Head Teacher

Social distancing guidance for families 1 April 2020

Social distancing guidance for families 1 April 2020

Families are being reminded that children and young people must avoid socialising in line with Government and health guidance to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

East Lothian Council’s Chief Operating Officer for Education Lesley Brown said: “We know that children will be missing their friends and the daily interaction they get from school and clubs. However the government guidance is very clear – you must stay at home and avoid interactions with anyone who is not in your household. This means cancelling familiar activities such as play dates and sleepovers. Young people should not be meeting each other within or outwith each other’s homes. It’s important that everyone sticks to these guidelines as doing so will protect the NHS and our communities.

“Our Educational Psychology Service has produced advice for children and young people and families who are adapting to the current situation and how to have discussions around it.

“The current restrictions are temporary measures however these guidelines are very important. We ask that all families follow the Government advice.”

The Scottish Government’s Parent Club has also issued advice using its twitter account:


Teen Fitness

Over the last few months, enjoyleisure has been putting together a proposal for a ‘junior teen membership’ – catering for 12-15 year olds.

I’m delighted to inform you that our new Teen Fitness Membership packages are now LIVE and available to purchase at all East Lothian Sports Centres.

We are all aware of the importance and benefits that come from engaging in physical activity.  As the leisure provider for East Lothian we wanted to create an affordable means of encouraging this key target age group (teens) to participate in general fitness and physical activities.

I’ve attached information about the memberships packages:

  • Teen Membership Poster
  • Teen Membership Leaflet (which provides further details and Terms & Conditions)
  • The enjoyleisure Fitness Class timetable which indicates the range of “Teen Friendly” classes
  • Some promotional copy about the teen membership packages

In summary the packages include:

Age 12-13 Years: Age 14-15 Years:
£14.00 per month (payable by Direct Debit)


£18.00 per month (payable by Direct Debit)


Provides access to:

–          Swimming pools

–          Free Gym Induction

–          Gym access (when supervised by an adult (over 16 years)

–          Dedicated Teen Gym & Fitness Sessions

–          Selected Fitness classes as indicated in the class timetable (TF) when accompanied by an adult, over 16 years


Provides access to:

–          Swimming pools

–          Free Gym Induction

–          Gym access (when supervised by an adult (over 16 years)

–          Dedicated Teen Gym & Fitness Sessions

–          Selected Fitness classes as indicated in the class timetable (TF).   (Must be accompanied by an adult at Mercat Gait Centre).



Feel Energised, Get Fit & Have Fun!

Ever thought about doing a workout in the gym?  Joining a fitness class or splashing around the pool with your mates?  Now you can – as much as you like – for a single monthly fee with enjoyleisure’s Teen Fitness Membership Pass for 12 – 15 year olds.

As well as swimming as much as you like you can attend any of our Teen Gym sessions, and when accompanied by someone 16+ years you can use the gym, and attend a wide range of fitness classes.  (If you 14+ you can attend these classes with your friends.)  Look out for the Teen Friendly (TF) symbol in the fitness class timetable.

Attend just 2 sessions a week, and you’ll save on Standard Admission Prices:

£14.00 per month 12-13 years
£18.00 per month  14-15 years

Interested?  Check out this link:

Available from all East Lothian Sports Centres


Do you feel like you need to Whatsapp / Snapchat / Insta-message / TikTok your teen just to get them to speak to you?

I’m sure like us, you’d rather they were off their phone, out and about and being active!


It gives your 12-15 year old access to unlimited swimming, Teen Gym sessions, and access to the Gym and Fitness Classes – with an accompanying adult (so you can spend time with them too J) all for a single monthly fee that doesn’t break the bank!

It’s payable by direct debit, so you don’t need to dip into your purse/wallet every 5 minutes.   (We cannot guarantee this!)  But, since it’s already paid for, they can be active whenever they want.

£14 per month for 12-13 year olds
£18 per month for 14-15 year olds

Simple.  Easy.  Enjoyable.

Available for all East Lothian Sports Centres!

Want to know more?  Click here for details: