Head Teacher’s Blog 28/01/2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

·         Sharing the Learning: teachers are seeing super examples of learning from children via assignments in Teams. Thank you if you have been helping the children learn this skill. If you are having any problems, please let the class teacher know.

  • P7s were asked to write a biography of a notable Scot in the world of literature, past or present, last week. One of the children organised an interview with a local author, Gill Arbuthnott (Chaos Clock). Well done Ruby in P7B, this is amazing and so kind of you to share with the class.

·         Feedback on Learning at Home: We shall email questionnaires in February to find out what is working well for you and your children. Your feedback will help us plan next steps.

·         A first draft of the Equalities Policy and the updated Relationships: Anti-Bullying policy is almost complete and the Relationships: Positive Behaviour Policy is underway. As soon as all three are ready, we shall share with all staff, pupils and yourselves for consultation. Having the three together to read is good, as they all compliment each other.

  • Next week is mental health week. Free resources are available at https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0BtTGPJRRa7mngeCvDzgTgFCQ4gMlyWUYyTx3JBxAbWCLvo3FmxgHEkik
  • Safe Spaces for People: Information will be shared at the next Parent Council Meeting on Wednesday 3 February, following our meeting with the City of Edinburgh Council on Monday.
  • Diary Date: Schools will be closed from Monday 8 February until pupils return on Tuesday 16 February.
  • I am sorry, but Keyworker childcare at school will not be available during the holidays. While we await confirmation from Scottish Government of when schools will reopen for all pupils, should current restrictions remain in place, keyworker provision will resume from Tuesday 16 February. 
  • As soon as information comes officially to me for returning to School, or continuing Learning at Home, I shall let you know.
  • I did hear a lovely quote today. “Wellbeing is like a muscle, we need to work on it to strengthen it.” We shall continue to work on and hopefully see the children apply the knowledge and skills they have learned through the building resilience programme. If you have any good tips, please share them with us too.

As always, we shall continue to support the children and you as a family. If you need our help in any way, please let us know via admin@bruntsfield.edin.sch.uk

Kind regards,

Carol Kyle

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