Dear Parents and Carers,
- Following the Scottish Government Announcement on Tuesday, all P4-P7 classes will return to school from Monday 15 March (as long as C19 rates continue to improve). We look forward, very much, to welcoming all our children back to school as soon as possible.
- Kidzcare After School and Breakfast Clubs will also resume for all P1-P7 children from 15 March. If you would like a place, please book directly with Kidzcare.
- Sharing the Learning: P2/3 have created their own Newspapers. I was delighted to be interviewed. Matthew, Charlotte and Abigail shared their completed editions with me today. This is what makes the school a wonderful place to be. Thank you children!
- Parent Consultations: We are pleased to invite you to Parent Consultations on Monday 26 April, Tuesday 27 April, Wednesday 28 April or Thursday 29 April. Due to Covid19 restrictions, we shall follow the same format as the consultations in October, and telephone you. Booking appointments will open on 15 March. An email will be sent to you with details on how to book.
- Equalities: Along with all other schools in Edinburgh we are continually improving all equalities issues for our children and community, details are in our School Renewal (Improvement) Plan. They include better ways of tackling racist incidents and reviewing our curriculum. One of the most important actions for us is to improve pupil voice in this area. Our Pupil Equalities Coordinator, Ms Jenny Dobie, is working with a team of children, who will discuss issues with their class. Edinburgh City are also leading a city-wide Reference Group for Equalities. If you would like to be involved, please contact Annemarie.Procter@ea.edin.sch.uk to find out more.
- Websites and Books you have recommended to support our work on Equalities are listed below. Please continue to keep sharing ideas, we do appreciate it.
- Black Heroes by Arlisha Norwood. It lists 51 Inspiring People from ancient Africa to modern day USA.
- Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race (2016) recounts the achievements of Katherine Johnson and other African-American women at NASA.
- The British Library is running a campaign about celebrating diversity in children’s books with lots of free resources for teachers and parents. For daily links to resources, activities, online storytelling and more, be sure to visit the Children and Young People at Edinburgh City Libraries Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CYPatEdinburghLibraries.
As always, if there is anything at all we can do to help, please contact us via email@example.com