A word or two from the Education Team

As we go forward into 2020 there are even more young people preparing for examinations at National 5 and Higher level, including Biology, Music and Mathematics with English Literacy thrown in for good measure!

We have also added The SQA employability award to our curriculum. We have introduced SCHOLAR which is an online aid to study for National 5 and above.

We have strengthened our practise by developing and implementing stronger, more comprehensive approaches to tracking and monitoring progress, especially at the Broad General Education level. Both our new self-evaluation framework and self-improvement plan have been created and implemented and we have undergone an HMiE inspection with a great result!

We’ve secured a number of college experiences for those pupils who are at the appropriate age, and hopefully the course topics on offer will fulfil their personal interests and ambitions for the future.

We have employed a new Music teacher and English teacher and are looking forward to benefiting from their considerable expertise and experience.

Moreover, we’ve introduced the role of Head Boy and are pleased to announce that after a rigorous application and interview process we have appointed Bradley as our first Head Boy. Bradley will begin his duties in the New Year.

We have had visits to the Pantomime and Chemistry Lectures. We have also seen trips to Alton towers and to the Etihad stadium to see Manchester City play, as some of the pupils reaped the rewards of their effort and attitude to their class work.

As we crest into the New Year we will see more residential excursions, including a ski trip to Italy and further experiences in the Cairngorms.

There are exciting times ahead but first a well-deserved rest over the Christmas period. From all of the education team we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.