Musselburgh Burgh Primary School
Newsletter 5 – January 2021
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.
22nd January 2021