HT Weekly Update: Week-ending Friday 26th January 2024

Friday 26th January 2024

This concise weekly HT Update is generally published every Friday afternoon.   It’s a simple opportunity for you to also feedback/ask questions via the link at the bottom of each Update.  Feedback received, where appropriate, will be responded to and published each Monday on the school website link.   

Key messages from this week  

Calendar:  next week’s significant events;  on Tuesday a selection of S2/3 students from our Vex Club will be attending a robotics competition at Heriot Watt University,  also on Tuesday the school will be represented at the Energy Training Academy opening of their Net Zero Home,  on Wednesday we’ll be involving S3/4 students in an Intermediate Maths Challenge#.

Staffing:   We would like to welcome Katharina Strobel who starts with us on Monday in the Modern Languages department.  She will cover Mrs Innes’s maternity leave.

Toilets & Students Out of Class: Thank you for your support,  our data shows we have seen a reduction in the number of students out of class during lessons and this has lessened poor behaviours associated with corridor ‘wandering’. A couple of departments have also fed back that this has created a more settled atmosphere in classrooms. We are encouraging students to make use of toilets, if necessary, at break and lunch.  If a student needs the toilet at other times, i.e., during class time, toilets remain open on the ground floor with accessible toilets on each floor. We want our students to be in-class during class time.

Medication in School:  A reminder that last week I advised that our PCWOs can only administer prescribed medication in school.  We are not able to store or administer un-prescribed medications for specific students.  This includes paracetamol, ibuprofen or antihistamine tablets that have been bought over the counter.

Break and Lunchtime:  We have reminded students, and ask parents/carers to reinforce the following.  Students should not bring energy drinks or hot food purchased outside school into the building. In addition, the consumption of food should only be happening in the Atrium area. 

Burns SupperCongratulations to all involved in what was a highly successful S6 and staff Burns Supper held last night in the school.  

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Take Care

Campbell Hornell,  Head Teacher

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