Amazon Smile

There’s now a new (and free) way to raise money for Trinity Academy if you are an Amazon user. Once you’ve signed-up to Amazon Smile, Amazon will give 0.5% of the purchase price to our Charitable Trust and then we will pass on those donations to the school.

Neglect Campaign – Parents Survey

Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and NSPCC Scotland are working together to design a city wide campaign on neglect.  They are keen to develop a better understanding of what parents in Edinburgh understand by the term neglect, what they would do if they suspected a child was being neglected and where families access support with parenting.  They would welcome input into a short survey to do this and it should take between five and ten minutes to complete.

Working Futures Event

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Edinburgh College, Skills Development Scotland and Developing the Young Workforce are co-hosting an information evening for parents of pupils from Schools in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian.  This event will provide all the information you need to know about the new types of Apprenticeships and career pathways.

Working Futures’ gives you the chance to find out more about these new career pathways and the opportunities they present.   Hear from young people about the advantages of work based learning and their own experiences. Meet and chat with employers and university partners. There will also be the chance to get hands on with some of the practical aspects of the Foundation Apprenticeships.

Visit their eventbrite page to learn more.

Proposed Cuts to Nursery Provision

While this is not directly related to Trinity Academy the campaign below may be of interest to some of our members.

The EIS is trying to draw attention to the proposals from the City of Edinburgh Council to remove all nursery teachers from nursery classes, and nursery headteachers from nursery schools.  This proposal has been made as part of a wider programme of budget cuts. The believe many Edinburgh residents are unaware of the proposal and its implications, and aiming to draw people attention to it. Their concern is that…

we recognise the huge budget pressures being faced by the Council, we feel that the immediate salary savings that would be made by removing these teachers and replacing them with staff who are paid on a lower grade and are qualified to a lower level, will be more than lost by the long term costs due to children receiving a poorer experience in the early years.  In particular, we think the lack of specialist educational input will result in poorer transitions into P1, a loss of expertise around identifying additional support needs, less successful links between home and nursery, and will undermine attempts to close the attainment gap.

You can find more information about this issue on the EIS campaign website. If you share their concerns about this proposal, they are asking for people to sign a petition and contact their local councillors to let them know your views.

Massaoke Night

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The school needs to raise money to put on the school show ‘Grease’ in June so there is a fundraising Massaoke. Ms Milne’s band will be playing, and the whole audience takes part, singing along. The Parent Council is running a bar for the event and it’s sure to be a fun night. Tickets are available from Ms Milne. Please support this event.

Course Choice Parent Information Evening

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On Wednesday 27th February at 18:00 the school will be holding a Course Choice Information evening where Mr Todd will deliver a presentation on the curriculum structure, course options and qualification types along with lots more. After the presentation, both Mr Paterson and Mr Todd will be available to answer any questions. Any S2/S3/S4/S5 parents looking for coursing information can attend this event. Please register for a free ticket through Eventbrite to give the school an idea of numbers.