Autism Teen Triple P groups in Edinburgh

Team Triple P

Teen Triple P is a new  group suitable for parents and carers who have a child aged 11-16 years who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social/Communication difficulties and is enrolled in a City of Edinburgh mainstream school.

The pilot meeting is Tuesday 26th April-28th June 2016, 9.30-11.30am, Tynecastle Community Wing, Tynecastle High School, 2a McLeod Street, Edinburgh EH11 2ND. To allow facilitators to liaise with parents and carers beforehand please try to submit applications before Monday the 29th February 2016.

They welcome applications directly from parents and carers and applications can be made by completing an online application form and emailing it to:

Please indicate clearly on the application form the parents and carers who wish to attend the Autism Teen Triple P group.

Details of the Teen Triple P groups which are running across Edinburgh can always be found on


Open Evening

Open evening

Tonight’s open evening was a great success and our Parent Council members really enjoying meeting many families visiting Trinity Academy to prepare for moving from primary to secondary school.

Open evening FCT

If you have any questions about the open evening or the school please contact us.

In the news…

You might have seen Trinity Academy mentioned in an Evening News article today regarding overspends in some Edinburgh secondary school.

We were asked on comment on this and our position on this is summarised below:

Trinity Academy has a new, dynamic Head Teacher who has introduced many great initiatives to achieve excellence in all areas, and parents would be concerned if the Council’s plans to reduce the historic overspend, which was not of the new Head Teacher’s making, impacted on these initiatives or our children’s education.

We have a good working relationship with the Council, which is fully supportive of these initiatives, and we understand the Council’s severe budget pressures. You would need to ask the Council how these overspends in a number of Edinburgh secondary schools have been allowed to build up – it may well be due to the budget cuts imposed on schools over the years.

I understand from Councillor Godzik’s reply in the full Council meeting last week that there is a plan to reduce these overspends, and am sure that the Council would not wish this plan to have any adverse impact on our children’s schools. Parents therefore want these historic overspends to be written off by the Council when schools’ budgets are so tight, just as Castlebrae Community High School’s much higher overspend was written off a couple of years ago.

National Parent Forum’s Revision in a Nutshell Guides

The National Parent Forum has just published new Revision in a Nutshell guides for the new Highers (20 subjects) and updated Revision guides for National 5s (20 subjects).

These revision guides contain direct links to SQA specimen question papers, exemplar question papers plus past question papers, where appropriate. They are designed as digital resources and work well with iPads or other tablets.

The guides advise learners to check with their teachers to make sure that material is relevant. The guides are primarily intended to provide the SQA direct links by subject in one place, and to give some additional revision opportunities (if relevant) which are web-links to school pages or to the websites of subject-relevant organisations. Any feedback or comments would be much appreciated.

20 Revision Guides for the new Higher qualifications

20 Updated Revision Guides for the National 5 Qualifications

The following may also be of interest:

Assessment in the Senior Phase in a Nutshell – This is a summary of the types of assessment in the new National Qualifications.

Learning Pathways in a Nutshell for the Senior Phase and beyond

The National Parent Forum of Scotland’s publications guide