Newsletters 2020/21


Musselburgh Burgh Primary School  

Newsletter 5 – January 202



Dear Families, 

As we reach the end of our second week of school closure I want to  say a huge thank you to every single one of our families for all their efforts in engaging with remote learning this term. I understand how  hard the start of 2021 has been for everyone, and the added  pressure that learning from home brings, so I appreciate all that you do to keep our Burgh children active, engaged, happy and safe. Please  remember that our message for all families around remote learning is “do what you can” as we know that not everyone will be able to  complete every activity every week.  

I also want to thank everyone on the Burgh staff team for all the  work they have been doing – both day and night – to provide the best  remote learning experiences we can offer, whilst also supporting the  children attending our school hub. Their dedication and commitment in such trying times has been inspirational. 

We’re keen to hear your views on remote learning during the current  lockdown and to use your opinions to adapt our approach and improve  our provision. Please click on the link below to complete our survey: Musselburgh Burgh Remote Learning Survey for Families 

We aren’t the only people who want to know about your experiences  of remote learning; Education Scotland are also conducting a review and their pupil survey has been shared on your child’s Google  Classroom. Their parent survey is also live and closes at noon on  Monday. You can give your feedback by clicking on the following link: Education Scotland National Overview of Practice Survey Jan 2021

You may be aware we had a confirmed case of Covid-19 in one of our  hubs last week and, as a result, 8 pupils and 2 members of staff had  to isolate. Thankfully, there have been no further cases but please  be reminded of the importance of following the National guidance  around preventing transmission. Children and adults must not  attend  the hub if they develop any Covid symptoms and you should contact  the school at the earliest opportunity if your child is unwell. Please  also remember that adults must wear a face mask at all times when  visiting the School and Nursery. Thank you.

Finally, you may remember I mentioned in our November newsletter that the Burgh had been selected to take part in the Scottish  Government National Equity Audit study into the impact of Covid-19.  

The final report has now been published and can be read here: Scottish Government’s National Equity Audit January 2021 

Please stay safe and well and remember we are here if you need us. 

Jon Doyle
Head teacher
22nd January 2021