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.

Burns Night Ceilidh 2017 – Tickets now available

We are delighted to invite everyone to this year’s Parent Council Burns Night Ceilidh on Friday 20th January 2017 at 7pm – 10.30pm in the school. The evening includes an excellent ceilidh band, refreshments, nibbles, musical entertainment from our students & address to the haggis, traditional Scottish games and a bar. And all for £5! Get your friends and family organised for a fun evening.

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

Curriculum Review

We are currently reviewing our curriculum in line with City of Edinburgh Council recommendations to review provision on a three year cycle. A further opportunity to engage in this review is open to all parents and carers on Tuesday 10th January from 5.15pm – 6.15pmOur Parent Council meet at 6.30pm on the same evening for those of you who wish to attend both.

I look forward to seeing you on 10th January.

Hazel Kinnear
Head Teacher