As the First Minister has just clarified, given the latest changes in public health advice, no young person with SQA coursework to complete should attend school to do so. We will provide further guidance on the completion of coursework and details of our approach to certification as soon as we can.
We have had further advice from Scottish Government that NO pupils should attend school to complete SQA work. I know that this may cause some of you some anxiety but please be assured that the SQA will find a way to ensure that you are certificated fairly and that you are not disadvantaged. Public health clearly has to be the number one priority and this is the right decision.
We will be in touch as we get more information but in the meantime, if you have work that you can do at home, you could continue with this. Please stay in touch with your teachers through Google.
Stay safe and well and do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have. If you are unable to reach us by phone, please email your queries/concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following new advice from Highland Council schools will be totally closed to pupils at the end of the school day on Tuesday 24th March so pupils must make every effort to complete outstanding work by this date and time. Please contact members of the SMT first thing Monday if you have any queries/concerns about this.
Due to staffing levels we will be closed to all S1-S3 pupils on Friday this week.
Skills Development Scotland Message for parents/carers and pupils
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the closure of the school, Skills Development cannot deliver careers services face to face, but they are still there to help. Your child can contact their Schools Careers Adviser, Joan Duncan for career information, advice and guidance at email@example.com or visit myworldofwork.co.uk.
You can also still access their careers services. Call your local centre or speak one of our qualified advisers. Find your nearest centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres
You can also find their services for parents/carers online at myworldofwork.co.uk and www.mykidscareer.com
We are awaiting an official statement from the Scottish Government regarding the SQA exams. We realise that this is a worrying time for all of our senior pupils and as soon as we are given more information we will let you know. Please check the following link for the most up to date information:
Due to staffing levels we will be closed to all S1 and S2 pupils on Thursday and Friday this week. This is an ongoing situation which will be reviewed regularly. Please check our website for updates.
Due to the school closures extra work has been added to Google classroom for S1-S3 pupils:
S1 Class Code – hze5m5k
S2 Class Code – yw2jkn4
S3 Class Code – dvyrjhe
S4-S6 pupils have been advised to concentrate on exam revision.
If you do not have a Chromebook, Google classroom can be accessed from any device either through the app on Google Play or by following this link:
The Highland Council, local education authority and Highland Schools are following national government and public health guidance.
For further information please refer to the national guidance: www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
For school closures in Highland please refer to the schools closures website at www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures