Singing Workshop and Mindfulness Taster

Singing WorkshopsSinging workshop at Tynecastle High School, Mondays 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Following on from the success of our Singing Workshop to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week, we are now offering this opportunity every Monday starting on Monday 26th February. No singing or musical experience is needed and everybody is welcome. These workshops are free and open to everybody in the Tynecastle High School community: students, parents and carers, school staff, and also those in our cluster primary schools (Dalry, Balgreen, Stenhouse and Craiglockhart). Singing will be led by Linda Stewart. Linda is a former teacher of Music with a wealth of experience who has recently returned from her post as Musical Director on a Caribbean cruise ship. We hope that these workshops may lead to the development of a Tynecastle Community Choir if the members are enthusiastic. Please do come along and join us.

Mindfulness Taster Session, Monday 26 February, 3.45pm-4.45pm
This session is for all staff at Tynecastle High School and our associated primaries and also members of the Parent/Carer Council. Come along and find out more about mindfulness. An 8 week (free) course will be offered after the Easter holidays for those interested from across the Tynecastle cluster.

Burns Supper 2017 – Tickets Now Available

This year’s Tynecastle High School Parent and Carer Council Burns Supper with live ceilidh band, Scottish buffet, licensed bar and light refreshments will take place on Friday 26th January 2018, 7pm – 10.30pm in the school.

Tickets are now available from the school office – £5 per person, or £20 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children).

Best wishes for 2018 and we look forward to seeing you there!
Tynecastle High School Parent and Carer Council

You can contact the Parent and Carer Council by emailing tynecastlepc@gmail.com 

Education Governance Review Responses

The Scottish Government has published the results of the Education Governance Review consultation that ran from September 2016 to January 2017 – “Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity – a Governance Review: An analysis of consultation responses“.

You can read the published analysis by tapping or clicking here.


The text below is taken from the Scottish Government’s webpage, ‘Education Governance and Review‘.

“On 15 June 2017, the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, MSP, launched ‘Education Governance: Next Steps – Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Delivery Excellence and Equity for Our Children’.

Scotland has good schools and great teachers but our ambition is to build a consistently excellent education system which delivers for all our children. We are determined to create an education system which ensures that every child achieves the highest standards in literacy and numeracy, with the right range of skills, qualifications and achievements to enable them to seize the opportunity to succeed.  Current evidence shows while our system has many strengths there are also weaknesses and we must improve performance.

This paper sets out our work to fully deliver bold but necessary reform to Scottish education.  The purpose of that reform is to drive improvement and to enable our education system to realise our ambition of excellence and equity for all.