The end of Week 1 – Learning @ Home

Dear all,

I can’t quite believe that it has only been a week as so much has happened. I think that having made it to this stage the most important thing to do is to express gratitude to everyone for all that you have done and all that has been achieved.

I think that this is an opportune time also to remind ourselves how difficult this all is and just how fantastically our young people are doing by coping with it all. There is a lot to deal with and taking care of our physical and mental health have to come before anything else. Getting up in the morning, talking about their feelings, taking time to do family activities, are all just as important as school work. I think that we are super keen to make sure that we provide enough work but please feel free to adjust the pace for your child. You know what is best for them and we want them to be well and to take care above all else. Do remember to look at our support sections on the website for ideas to help with this.

It will not be a normal weekend but hopefully everyone can switch off a little, focus on physical activity and supporting each other, as well as doing whatever helps with your mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Do take care, stay connected online, and most importantly stay safe.

Ms Kinnear


Day 4 of Learning @ Home

Dear all,

I hope that you continue to be well as we make our way towards the end of the week.

Yesterday we opened as a Hub School for the children of Key Worker staff. This will continue today with this service being extended to students from other schools from Friday. As you would imagine, our staff have risen to this challenge and are very keen to provide all the support they can. I am hugely proud of the work that they are doing.

Tuesday also saw us facing a new communication from SQA regarding coursework. Again, staff and students have rallied to ensure that we have the best examples of work to support our estimates for students in these very challenging circumstances.

I was really pleased to see the addition of Quick Guides in the Learning @ Home: Guidance for Parents and Carers. Hopefully you will find these useful.

We are also currently adding to our Support for Everyone Learning @ Home button on the website. We are particularly pleased to be adding more resources and support for families for whom English is not their first language.

And we continue to think about feedback and celebrating success, with various ideas in the pipeline regarding how we can share some of the amazing work our young people have been doing, with your support of course. Watch this space!

Do take care, stay connected online, and most importantly, stay safe.

Ms Kinnear