Message from the Head Teacher

Good Morning,

Welcome to our first day of Learning @ Home with Tynecastle High School. I hope that you are all well and I also hope that you received my letter on Friday. If have you have not had a chance to read it, can I please ask that you do so now.

Before you get started I would like to say a huge thank you to all our staff for pulling this together in such a short space of time, and a very special thank you to Jenni Robertson, Andy McLaughlin and Andy Bryce who have been working on creating this all weekend.

Do remember that this is Day 1 and we will all have a lot to learn regarding how this will work best. But do be reassured that we will, as always, do our very best to ensure the best learning experiences for our young people.

So,
  • If you are in S1 or S2, head to the Learning @ Home page and then press on your year group and get started. Don’t forget the reading and exercise tasks for each day.
  • If you are in S3-6, you should do the same but remember that your work will be sent to you directly through iTunesU, Teams etc.
  • If you are in S4-6, your absolute priority is to finish any coursework that you might have and that you can do remotely. Following that you need to complete any assessments or homework that you are given so that your teachers have as much evidence as possible for their estimates. We await an update from the SQA as to how you will be assessed.
If you need help you can get in touch with your teachers or the school admin account admin@tynecastle.edin.sch.uk. You can also contact your guidance teacher. We are all here to help you.

If you are a parent/carer, there is a really helpful section for you under Learning @ Home too. I would suggest reading this first before starting to persuade/encourage your child to get started with today’s learning. Again, we are here to help you and our admin account is your first port of call.

Lastly, I would just like to wish everyone the best of luck with this new way of working, while encouraging you to take care, stay connected and keep healthy.

Good Luck.

Ms Kinnear