Head Teacher Update 08/09/23

The beautiful weather this week has really shown off the campus in its best light and we’ve enjoyed seeing our young people make the most of our outdoor spaces. The Astro turf is hugely busy with multiple matches each rest break and we are very grateful to the PE team and other staff volunteers for facilitating this. It’s also been wonderful to see so many young people already signed up for the East Lothian Active Schools programme.

This week we welcomed the Musselburgh Associated Schools Group to Rosehill for the first time. This is a forum which enables headteachers across local primaries and secondaries to work together on shared priorities. We had some very valuable conversation around progress in literacy and numeracy and are working together to build and share the good practice that support attainment for all. Some of our young people got very excited to see Ms Hannan and Mr Scott on their visit. I must confess to having thoroughly enjoyed the chance to use our special Rosehill mugs for the first time!

We also hosted the first meeting of the Wallyford Campus Operational Board. This group has been convened to support the gradual opening of additional partner services on campus. As reported last week, the first of these is the public library, with limited opening hours from late September. We will then be bringing sport and leisure on board in October/November, and our communities colleagues and adult service through November/December. Each of these services will have a similar ‘soft launch’ to the library service to ensure that we are looking at organisational demands, such as those around health and safety, on an ongoing basis. This means that we will only expect to be fully operational by early 2024.

We are looking forward to welcoming families to our Family Learning Event on the 21st September. You will receive a letter by email, on Monday, with a booking link. I know that staff are already excited to welcome you to their new spaces and show off some of the learning our young people experience.

There is a new page on the website which shares some images of our learning spaces. You can take a look at this here: Our Learning Spaces – Rosehill High School (edubuzz.org)

We have also pulled together a list of Key Dates for your information. You can access it here: Key Dates – Rosehill High School (edubuzz.org) We will, of course, provide further information on each event as the session progresses.

Please remember that we have a short break for the September weekend. School will be closed on Friday 15th September and Monday 18th September. Therefore, there will be no HT update next week.

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