Out of School Care Survey for Parents and Carers

The City of Edinburgh Council would like to find out what parents and carers think about out of school care services. These include Breakfast Clubs, Afterschool Clubs and Holiday Provision across the Authority. They would like to know which services you use, what you think about them and if there is anything you would like to see changed. The survey is for parents and carers of children/young people from Primary 1 to Secondary 6 only and is live from Monday 27 April and closes on Wednesday 27 May 2015

You can access the survey using this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ooscs

The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to improving out of school care. At the same time, the Scottish Government has asked all councils to talk to parents and carers about their experience of using out of school care services so they can be improved. Your feedback is therefore really important and the council will use it to help plan future services. In the short term this will include identifying specific issues for further exploration in focus groups with parents and carers.

If you need any more information on the survey or on out of school care in general, please contact: earlyyears@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 529 2103. The survey is anonymous and no-one will be able to identify you from your answers.

Spring Newsletter Now Available

Newsletter Spring 2015 ImageThe Spring 2015 edition of our Newsletter is now available! Read about what’s been happening in school this term along with faculty news and lots of other useful information. You’ll also find printed below Mr Rae’s final letter to everyone involved with Tynecastle High School before he starts his new job after the holiday. Goodbye Mr Rae!

Tap here to read the Spring 2015 newsletter

It’s hard to believe this will be my final Tynecastle newsletter! Once again, editing it has shown me what a dynamic and innovative school we are. Inside you will find many examples of both individual and team successes. Some of the individual successes in art have been particularly commendable; whilst I would highlight the recent excellent teamwork at Dance Quest, the recent Duke of Edinburgh expedition, and the fantastic victory in the Scotland-wide competition by our senior boys’ basketball team as all being pretty fantastic.

The trip of the term has to be the amazing overnight visit to London to take part in WE day. The many S1-3 students involved were certainly inspired to take on a leadership role in developing global citizenship activities in the years to come. We also held our fourth Celebration of Performance ceremony last week, which was supported by no less than two Commonwealth Gold medallists. Well done to all involved in this successful event.

This newsletter also confirms our growing list of vocational partnerships. These partners play a key part in delivering our senior phase, and many of them will support our acclaimed and now much-imitated Meaningful May programme for our National 3 and 4 students next term.

I want to sign off by offering my best wishes to Mrs Bell, who will be Acting HT next term, and to say how much I have loved working with the staff, students and parents of Tynecastle High School these past six years. It has been a real privilege. Happy Easter!

Tom Rae Head Teacher
Tom Rae, Head Teacher


Mr Tom Rae




Previous copies of the Newsletter are also available on our website here